Re: Success on 7 deg F motorized bicycle work commute!
well i made up a nice rear tire with snow chain and i am going to do the front tire over with around 150 1/2 in screws, studded front tire and chained rear !
for starters i bought 10 ft of #200 chain, a box of 260 #8 x 1/2in pan head screws and a bag of 100 zip ties from the hardware store i work at . actually....... lol it was all free ! the box of screws was opened and the zip ties are for hanging things and the chain was cut for a customer and never bought ! i ended up with all the stuff i need for free ! one of the percs of wrking at a hardware store is you get to keep all the open ripped torn and returned nuts bolts screws and springs !
the screws are for the front tire the chains for the rear, my thoughts are the rear tire is only for driving foward so it only needs chains running across it to get it going with traction, the front tire is for turning and you need that to stick as good as possable so i plan on loading it up with 150 - 200 studs just long enough to cut in but not interfear with the pavement if need be.
first i cut the chain into 12 link sections that fit nicely around the rubber tire and come just short of the rim
then i took each section and zip tied it to the rim
i have standard 36 spoke rims so i used 18 chains spaced evenly apart between every other spoke.
now if you have rim breaks this wont work but for coaster or disk breaks its a nice cheap alternitive to expensive tire chains !
Last edited by rogergendron1; 12-18-2013 at 10:39 PM.