700c winter tire recommendations
am planning to convert a 1990 Raleigh Technium to 700c wheels so I can use the bike in the winter. any tire recommendations? I don't think I'll be riding through any snow per se, just in winter road conditions in northern New England so I'll need something that rolls pretty well but can handle ice. Also, are there any winter tires in 27 x 1 1/4?
sheet metal screws and duct tape
I stumbled across this idea on the internet, of course, and actually implemented it.
Run some sheet metal screws from the inside out of you tire. Run them through the meaty, knobbed areas. After you have spun in a pound or two of screws go ahead and run some duct tape around the inside of the tire to protect the tube from the screw heads.
This actually did work for a month or two. Why do I no longer use home made studded tires?
One of the screws backed out, turned and ripped a gaping hole in the tube. I was flat before I braked to a stop.
I think it could be perfected with a little research and development.
Cold storage temperatures and screaming winds put an end to my experiment that year. I felt that crashing a couple of times a month was easier than changing out a tube in artic conditions.
If anybody runs with this idea, let me know how it went, or didn't.