So I have a Pair of IRC snow mad's for Winter riding . the 266 studs make for some great fun on fronzen ponds and other icy surfaces Well a couple weeks ago my son said he wanted to ride on a pond with me. But Hew would need tires for this and Studded tires are expensive and after seeing this thread Made me some snow tires! I decided to make him a set .
First I needed a set of old tires , well what a perfect candidtae ! an old set of IRC blizzards that I bought 15 years ago , but retired when I relized the 56 studs in them ( way too few ) we worn down to Knubs , I guess the years of commuting on them did them in. so I take them and what is funny is there were only 56 studs in these tires but every knob was set up to be able to accept a stud had they put them in.
so I took My handy power drill and drilled a small hole inb each of the outer most studs and from the in side screwed in 112 1/2 inch self tapping screw through, then took an old inner tube to line it and here they are !
now if only we could find a clear pond we could use them , But we will before winter is over !
you can still see the orignal studs in the center pattern