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Old 12-08-10, 01:49 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-08-10, 01:54 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-08-10, 02:17 AM   #3
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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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