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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:15 am 
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Whilst searching online for something entirely different, I came across an interesting article and seeing as we got snow in the UK at the moment ( not us...yet) and others are thinking about bike traction in the snow, I thought this article might be of interest here ;

http://www.dutchbikechicago.com/_blog/Dutch_Bike_Co_Weblog/tag/bicycles/


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:48 am 
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...he's starting with slicks though. Surely zip-ties won't be as good as normal nobbly tyres? I guess nobblies get chocked easily; but then so would zip-ties.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:27 am 
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the idea is that the hard heads dig into ice on cornering (unlike the knobblies on a mtb tyre) it's not the band that does the main work but I'm sure they help a little.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:37 pm 
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Youse with the disc brakes could do it another way, just spiral wrap a length of chain round the tyre and through the spokes, even that thin stuff one finds on a reel in homebase.


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silverclaws wrote:
Youse with the disc brakes could do it another way, just spiral wrap a length of chain round the tyre and through the spokes, even that thin stuff one finds on a reel in homebase.


Im tempted to do this


Because evil sithlord refuses to re-re-re-sell some studded tyres back to me :lol: :lol:


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