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    Zipties/makeshift temp tires

    So Ill be getting some road tires more appropriate for the icy/snowy conditions Ive been riding in here in the lovely Buffalo, NY, but in the meantime I have virtually no money. I read that zip ties can improve your ride, if only marginally, in such conditions. Is this true? Worth throwing some on until January, when I go back to work?

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    I'd never even HEARD of this!

    Stick the following in a Google (or other search engine) window. There seems to be a lot about this:

    Bicycle tires (snow OR ice) "zip ties"

    Um. Neat!

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    Good article here

    Obviously, this is for disc-brake-equipped bikes only. Rim brakes ... uh ... could have trouble getting around the zip ties

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    see, there are studs, and then there are chains.

    except you'll need a disc or drum brake to use chains.
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    The other obvious problem with this solution is fixing a flat.

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    Hope you're running slime with those. I bet you could make some removeable chains using a small turnbuckles to take up the tension after fitting them over the tire

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