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Old 2015-01-05, 08:28 PM   #16
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From what I've read, the chains don't work as well as studs when it comes to ice.
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Old 2015-01-06, 12:21 AM   #17
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I saw this zip tie solution on Facebook recently, cheap but I'm not sure how well it works..
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ga...wtires_660.jpg
I like solutions like this. They don't involve sticking screws through an otherwise fantastic tyre, so are easily reversable

Maybe you could stick small metal studs to zip-ties if the plain ones aren't enough though...
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Old 2015-01-06, 02:23 AM   #18
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Well so far it's holding air.
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Old 2015-01-06, 03:11 AM   #19
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Are you drilling pilot holes?
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Old 2015-01-06, 03:23 AM   #20
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Yes.

Here was my method for those interested in trying it down the road:

I counted the number of lugs on the tire and decided what I wanted my stud pattern to be. From what I've read, less is more (avoiding extremes of course).

Then I drilled a pilot hole using a 3/32" drill bit. 1/8" would probably work, but I didn't have one on hand. The drilling ensures that you'll end up actually in a stud and makes it easier to screw.

I then dipped the screw in silicone prior to putting it in. The theory is that this will help keep them from backing out, and help them seal quicker since I'm set up tubeless.

I used self tappers because the chisel like tip should be more durable. I was going to use 3/8" length but decided on 1/2" and am sure glad I did. 3/8" would have been pushing it as far as length goes.

Once I mounted the tire, I poured in some fresh sealant (I use a lot of sealant, 6 oz because I'm anal) and stuck the compressor on it. Aired up like a normal tire, and the only leaks were around the beads. Seems to be holding air still.

Be careful, the studs will try and gut you like a fish.
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Old 2015-01-06, 03:27 AM   #21
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I wanted to add too that I like the zip tie idea posted above alot for road riding. Only problem is that you can't use rim brakes (what I have on my Guni).

Chains would be great for road riding and general snow riding, but I think as far as ice goes, nothing will beat studs and even then they probably won't be a cure-all, I could still break through
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Old 2015-01-06, 03:33 AM   #22
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I then dipped the screw in silicone prior to putting it in. The theory is that this will help keep them from backing out
That's a great idea I hadn't thought of sealing the screws prior to adding sealant.

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Be careful, the studs will try and gut you like a fish.
So........ I better throw in some extra band-aids....
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Old 2015-01-06, 03:44 AM   #23
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Old 2015-01-06, 12:48 PM   #25
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Or one of these
Is it a home-made solution he uses to bring back the animal ? And if it is not, how is it called ?

I'm thinking that it can make a nice leash when riding in high mountain or ski resort (sorry for the off-topic).
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Old 2015-01-06, 01:19 PM   #26
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I used to wrap 3 core electrical wire around the tyre, cheap and easy. Worked a treat.
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Old 2015-01-06, 04:46 PM   #27
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Sidd, it's called a deer/game drag. They are available at most hunting outlets.

I would actually like some kind of retractable setup to clip on to my snow uni since it seems to like to commit suicide and jump off cliffs. Go figure.
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Old 2015-01-06, 05:01 PM   #28
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Not DIY, but I love my Ice Spiker:
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