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Old 12-12-2009, 07:32 PM
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Yes that is what i was thinking but some think skis = death.
I'd hate to find out the hard way. = death
Have any of you tried anything like this?
Or Had a bad experience with skis.

Just thinking maybe it would help to stabilize the front wheel.
I would set the skis a little up from the bottom of the wheel.
Obviously if the front wheel came off the ground i'd be in trouble.
I was referring to the "training wheel" skiis. Someone I used to race with whos opinion I respect (not internet ) bought a set and almost killed himself. He later learned another person actually did. Apparently the problem occurs when you bank.

I'm told regular bikes with one ski in front and also with skis in back are not so dangerous but I'd hesitate to try either of those with a motor.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:42 PM
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put zipties on ur tires every three to four spokes
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:00 PM
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Logical about the skis.
Soon as u turn the wheel prolly so much braking resistance you do a 360.
Guess that's a bad idea.
U saved me a hard lesson.

I only hope the studded tires work well.
Guess i'll get the Nokian Mount and Ground studded tires.
Local Bike shop has em for $65.00 Ea.

I been out there riding some more.
Not as bad on well Plowed Roads.
Still slippery though... Makes me a little nervous.

When that front tire goes out from under ya you go down before you know what happened. 0 time to react at all... and i was on edge expecting to fall.

I suppose with the tires the most dangerous part is being run over by a cager.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:12 AM
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a centrifigual clutch would make things a bit more controllable powerwise.

combined with a pull start and you have starting and movement taken care of.

snow riding is going to be agressive, less weight on your person and no clutching will mean you can throw the bike around a bit, ride leg out like mxers do!
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:44 PM
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I'm cool with the regular clutch but a pull start would be nice.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:12 AM
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Picked up a cheap $12.00 Knobby tire at china mart.
2 boxes of #6 screws.
#6 X 3/8" sheet metal screws. (100 pcs)
#6 X 3/8" machine screws (100 pcs)
cost about $5.00 for the screws.

The sheet metal screws are pointy and the machine screws are flat.
Alternated screws every other tread.

All together i got about 180 screws in the front tire.
Pretty good length.
Stick out of the knobs just a little.
Figure they will wear down to the tire treads pretty quick on bare pavement.

Drill small hole through knobs to be studded.
Then flip tire inside out.
Put screws in.

Looks like this thing will climb a tree.
Can't wait to test it out in some snow.

Soon as i have $130.00 for tires i'll prolly buy the real ones.

But all in all this tire turned out pretty good.

For under $20.00.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:53 PM
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nashbar.com has studded tires for way less (than the high dollar retail stores). The ski thing sounds like a really scary idea.
The hardware screw studded tire will probably work, but I think the metal will be soft, and with no locknuts, you may get snakebite flats.

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:25 AM
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instead of havving studded tires couldnt you uses tudded trainer wheels?
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:42 AM
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I dont think that would help much
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:34 PM
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Thats pretty clever! Do you pull them very tight or just snug? Do they last long? Can you damage your spokes by stopping hard?



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