Studded (Ice) Tires

I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for winter riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined at:

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html

Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the knobs?

Thanks,

George,

I met T.J. Howell at Circus World in Baraboo, WI about a week and a half
ago. T.J. is a juggler/unicyclist performer and ice skater. Part of his
performance repertoire includes unicycling on ice. He may have some
insight for you on studded tires. You can reach him via email: unijug at

Bruce http://move.to/daup

gbarnes wrote:
>
> I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for winter
> riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined at:
>
> http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html
>
> Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the knobs?
>
> Thanks,
>
> –
> gbarnes Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums

I’m not sure where you live, but isn’t it a little early to be thinking
about snow and ice. I hope summer lasts a little while longer…

As for studded tires, check out
http://sa-1.enteract.com/~icebike/Equipment/StudQuality.htm for a nice
analysis of studded tires and chains.

Carl Hoyer from the Toronto Unicyclists did make his own chain, which
seemed to go really well over his Gaz 26x2.6. You have a picture, Carl?
I’ve not tried it, but maybe this winter.

Also check out Nokian at http://212.246.17.120/bike/winter.html but it
seems Nokian only sells studded tires for 26" and 28" tires. They actually
sell 28’ tires?

don_taiATyahooDOTcoDOTuk, Toronto, Canada
http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com

gbarnes wrote:
>
> I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for winter
> riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined at:
>
> http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html
>
> Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the knobs?
>
> Thanks,
>
> –
> gbarnes Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums

Actually I was about the ask : did anybody use to do long rides in winter
(ie in the snow) ? I’m still wondering how to take advantage of the long
Quebec winter.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: gbarnes
[mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 8:16
PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Studded (Ice) Tires

I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for winter
riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined at:

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html

Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the knobs?

Thanks,


gbarnes Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

> I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for winter
> riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined at:
>
> http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html
>
> Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the knobs?
>
Thru the knobs. The knobs act as support for the studs. Pick a length that
only allows a small amount of screw to protrude. Long screw lengths become
unstable on ice and can actually hang up when “exiting” the ice while the
tire rotates. Or just buy a nokian ice tire. Jim

Everyone, Speaking of chains, I have chains made for a 24x2.1 tire that I
would be willing to sell/trade. They took about 3-4 hours if memory serves
me right. It would not have taken so long if I hadn’t used the chain I did
(dog chain, the stuff that wraps around itself a few times in the middle
of a piece). So please contact me if you are interest.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001 02:58:52 GMT Don Tai <Don_Tai@yahoo.co.uk.fake>
writes:
> I’m not sure where you live, but isn’t it a little early to be thinking
> about snow and ice. I hope summer lasts a little while longer…
>
> As for studded tires, check out
> http://sa-1.enteract.com/~icebike/Equipment/StudQuality.htm for a nice
> analysis of studded tires and chains.
>
> Carl Hoyer from the Toronto Unicyclists did make his own chain, which
> seemed to go really well over his Gaz 26x2.6. You have a picture, Carl?
> I’ve not tried it, but maybe this winter.
>
> Also check out Nokian at http://212.246.17.120/bike/winter.html but it
> seems Nokian only sells studded tires for 26" and 28" tires. They
> actually sell 28’ tires?
>
> don_taiATyahooDOTcoDOTuk, Toronto, Canada
> http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com
>
> gbarnes wrote:
> >
> > I plan on making a studded tire out of an old 24" knobby for
> winter
> > riding. I will be using a technique similar to the one outlined
> at:
> >
> > http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/1236/studs.html
> >
> > Any thoughts on this? Should the screws go through or between the
> knobs?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > –
> > gbarnes Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums
>


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