I was talking to a silver haired friend of mine who told me that on the farm in the winter, they used to wrap wire around their wheels/tires for traction on the ice and snow.
...and I thought. Why the heck not?! Farmers are so often the mothers of invention. That sure sounds workable. No more $40 knobbies. No more do-it-yourself suicide roofing screw tires.
This could be the sheeet, man. He said you just take some wire and wrap it around your tires/rims and in-between the spokes. Why didn't I think of that? I wonder if you could package spools of wire and call it bicycle traction wire and sell it for ten times the going rate of regular wire.
I could be RICH. No wait, I just told everybody on the forums. OK. let's keep this OUR secret and we can all be MILLIONAIRES (me first)!