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    Studded 650B tires??

    This is my first season riding on snow. So far studs have not been needed, but I'm sure the need is coming. Any studded 650B tires available? I haven't had any luck finding any

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    This is my first season riding on snow. So far studs have not been needed, but I'm sure the need is coming. Any studded 650B tires available? I haven't had any luck finding any
    Only the road/hybrid Nokian A10 as far as I know. Scroll down about halfway here:

    Studded Bicycle Tires

    I run a set on my 650b commuter:



    I've considered making my own from a set of Nevegals or something but honestly, my fat bike is fine for most fun winter riding I do...

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    i just made my own from an old neo moto. drill, screws, screwdriver, six pack of beer and an hour or so.

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    I have the stock wheelset with tubes and some nearly new Nevgals I would like to try this on. Can you tell me what size or type screws you used? Did you do this on tubeless or tubed setup? Did you need to line the tire to avoid tube intrusion? Any info would rock and be appreciated!

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    i have done it both tube and tubeless. when running tubes i have lined the tire with duct tape or i have sliced an old tube the whole way around the center ( cutting out the stem ) and used this as a liner. not sure the size of screws. last time i couldn't find ones short enough so i ran longer ones and had a friend grind them down. phillip heads are the easiest. take a drill with a small bit and go around the outside of the tire and drill the knobs where you want the studs. this marks the tire on the inside so you know where to run the screw out through. not every knob needs a screw. pick a pattern and go...as in maybe two parallel outside knobs followed by a center knob followed by two parallel inner knobs. it's ok to skip rows too. you really want just enough screw tip sticking out to grab the ice...not too long that they bend or squirm and not too short that they don't grab. you'll have to play around with the length. hope this helps

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