Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the June Giveaway for NAKTO Camel e-bike worth $739


Very cheap way of making studded tires
#1
Lol I found this article while looking for tires. I don't think I would do this, but anyways I will share this with everyone.


http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-Bicycle-Tires-Into-Studded-Snow-Tires
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#2
That would be a lot of work making your own studded snow tires.I would not even try this my self lol. Let us know if you do this and post pics of it too.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
  Reply
#3
To be honest it looks kind of dangerous, for a joke I would make something like this for a laugh that is about as far as I would go.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#4
That was the way we used to do it before they made studded tires. The screw method, not the chains.
  Reply
#5
I mad a ton of these as I was growing up. Not really an original idea. We took coarse wood screws for countersunk holes so they would be (Kinda) flat against the inside of the tire. Then instead of crappy duct tape, we used fiberglass reinforce packing tape (The same stuff I use today for rim strips). They worked like a charm for a few weeks, then we'd have to do it all over again. I still have a pair SOMEWHERE...I'll post pics if I ever find them. Kinda doubt it though. They were probably thrown out in a cleaning rampage.Big Grin
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
  Reply
#6
Sounds better and cheap then the ones they sell. I was gonna try it just for fun but lost myself into the other projects I had (Still have). Yours sounds better then the link jr.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#7
Thanks. It took a couple winters to figure out why in the hell out tubes were popping, but the analytical process of 12 year olds isn't fully developed!Big Grin

Once we had the system dialed in, we could whip up a pair of these things in an afternoon as soon as the first ice happened, with the help of some liberated wood screws, lifted from Dad's tool shed.Big Grin
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
  Reply
#8
Well, I cannot complain about my Schwalbe Marathon winter (except performance on snow is... pretty bad). The price tag doesn't fit a 12 year old, though. One question: did you reuse the tyres and just redo the screws?
  Reply
#9
(03-21-2010, 06:20 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  Well, I cannot complain about my Schwalbe Marathon winter (except performance on snow is... pretty bad). The price tag doesn't fit a 12 year old, though. One question: did you reuse the tyres and just redo the screws?

Yeah, the tires lasted about 3 sets of screws (That was almost the entire winter), but the holes would become deformed and irregular, so we'd use the same size for the first two sets, then increase the screw size for the third. After that, the tires we pretty much shot. But we weren't using $40 tires here. These were last years cheapos or off of a dump bike. Basically free. Who cares what the tread pattern is if you won't be using the tread.Big Grin

Well worth it if you ask me.
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
4,563
01-15-2020, 08:12 PM
Last Post: pinot_noir
 
25,768
01-23-2013, 08:34 PM
Last Post: capner2112

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Electric Bike Safety Tips
Today 03:56 AM
Hello!
Today 03:45 AM
Bike Computer /w No Minimum Circumferenc...
Today 03:40 AM
ZULIANI Oria 'helical' tubing 80s
Today 12:07 AM
Old Shimano cassette..how dismantle ?
Yesterday 11:16 PM
Rode my First Double Century in June
07-01-2022 10:50 AM
Need help identifying this frame.
06-29-2022 05:31 PM
NAKTO Giveaway June 2022
06-28-2022 03:52 AM
NAKTO GIVEAWAY
06-28-2022 12:16 AM
2022 road cycling season
06-27-2022 02:31 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
24 posts
no avatar 2. Yevhen
8 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
8 posts
no avatar 4. Munich Transfers
7 posts
no avatar 5. aliccon
7 posts