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By ChiefHoser (Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:33:04 AM EST) (all tags)
Let's talk studs shall we.

No, not those studs,  tire studs.

In preparation for the incoming winter months I have been trying to outfit my bike to continue bringing me into work. The winter months here in Haligonia are full of snow and ice and slush, not to mention terrible drivers (although they are here all year round). I am trying to decide whether or not to purchase metal studded tires for my bike, make my own facsimile of studded tires, or just go with knobby rubber treads. I have also put thought into just using studs on my front tire for directional locomotion and using the far cheaper rubber knobs on the back. Price is a major issue as my meagre stipend limits me somewhat both in tire purchases as well as refusal to take the bus (although the bus also has time constraints involved). Has anybody here had any experience with metal studs on their bike or any other words of advice.

In other news, I may get to go to Hawaii soon. That'll make it the farthest trip I've ever made, and also the warmest place I've ever gone to. Here's hoping.

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Metal studs by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:57:01 AM EST
Not sure, but if you're driving in the city you might be better off with the rubber. YMMV, but plows here are frequent enough that there is usually less than an inch of snow on the streets here, so the rubber works better.

They do sell tire chains for bike tires, which I think work better. Studs don't really do it for me, but read here: Bike Tire Chains

Chains are your friend.


Chains by ChiefHoser (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:36:53 AM EST
I didn't know you could get bike tire chains, I will have to look into that.

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winter biking in Halifax? by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 08:01:59 AM EST
Are you really tough or completely batshit insane?

All bets are on by ChiefHoser (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 09:39:48 AM EST
It shouldn't be too bad, other than the old massive dumping of snow, all we get is wet snow that is cleared pretty quick. I am mildly worried about the freezing rain and its ilk and the fact that my bike to work involves going down a very long, relatively steep hill that ends at a busy road.

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