Made my own studded snow tires
I wish i could say it was my own idea, but plenty of others have done this.
I got the deepest-tread knobby tires i could find (pyramid $30/pr), and got a bunch of #8 X 1/2" lath screws with super-large flat heads for $5 .
drilled (using a very small bit) down from the center of chosen knob into the tire. drilled screw up from inside-out. if your angle isnt pretty correct, it'll stick out one side or the other.
be prepared to have plenty of time to do this...its tedious and time-consuming.
dont try drilling all the holes, then installing screws...you'll drive yourself bat-s**t, trying to find which knob you drilled.
i thought about the side-to-side play, and the screws wanting to push back into tire.
thats why i opted for the lath screws....really flat and alot of surface area.
with two tire liners taped side-to-side, getting the tires mounted on the rims was a nightmare. ive never actually wrestled a rabid porcupine, but i think i know what it feels like.
rode today, and THESE. KICK. BUTT-CHEEKS!!!
our driveway is pretty long, up to the pavement. packed with snow/ice, and they performed very well. i went off a little into some deeper powder, and the rear did slip sideways just a little bit under power.
going to have to swap out my 36tooth for a 44.
i havent ridden on dry pavement yet, because i'm scared.
Originally Posted by Dan
Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
You are one sick man spun, I like that quality in a person.