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    Senior Member Grishnak's Avatar
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    DIY studs question

    I have made a set of studded tyres.They work very well.How low should i let the studs wear down before i replace it?

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    Until they stop working.

    Just retired a tyre after 15,000 plus km and 10 years as the casing and tread were actually degrading while the studs were still fine.

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    Ok,I`ll Keep riding till it gets a bit slippy,thanks.

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    The tyres I am running tonight have 5000km on them and still bite like a mad dog...

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    You could test it on some black ice.
    Ive been thinking about wear rate and how easy it would be to replace all the screws. I dont think it is a major job, about 2 hrs.
    Each screw head is backed by a cut out square of inner tube and these would have to be removed and reglued (using Copydex rubber adhesive). I tried gluing a whole inner tube in place but it is easier with smaller bits.

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    I have a second tyre with the bead cut off as a liner.Easier for re studding .;-)

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