Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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, forget it. Nobody seems to make 27" studded tire.
Your next best deal would be to find a knobby tire with a soft compound. This year, I just tried a set of Continental Twister (700x32 and 700x37, but I think a similar tire is also available in 27"), and I found in the last two days that they offer very good traction in snow or soft ice.
Another option would be to change your wheel -- or actually your front wheel -- for 700c. A used front wheel would be fairly cheap, would add fender clearance and would allow you to use (a) studded tire(s).
As for the stud kit, if it is the one I know, it is basically a set of 100 studs that fit in the holes of Innova studded tires. So that's good if you want to replace worn out or lost studs, but you need to have the studded tires in the first place. And quite frankly, the Innova tires and studs aren't worthed your money. I have used one for about 1 month (total, split on 2-3 years) and worn out studs completely. Besides, the rubber is so hard that the tire itself is slippery so you don't have that much traction.
So if you want studs, invest in a Nokian.