Saw this blog post linked from another message board and I think I am going to try it out. Seems that the inexpensive Nokians are all out of stock anywhere I look and don't have $70 a tire or more to spend right now. What do you think? Will it work well in the snow?
Not so good with rim brakes!
Disc or drum brakes only, though.
I wouldn`t be so quick with that guess, Brian. According to the add, those chains WILL fact work with rim brakes. I wish it showed a better detail, but I believe it- attatched photo is from my attempt last year and you can see that the brakes cleared by a mile (well, by plenty). Actually, mine hit the fender stays and ripped the fender off , but no problem with the brakes. That said, I`ve seen wrap around style chains that people on other forums have made and they look like a better solution IF the bike doesn`t have rim brakes because the instalation is easier. I`m wondering about durability of those Pit Bull chains though. Mine didn`t last worth beans.
It`s an Inoled 10+.
Not recomended as regular price is somewhere around US$100 (I got a refurb for much less) and it`s only SLIGHTLY brighter than the plain old $20 round Lumotec. The Inoled has since been replaced by a Cyo, which I absolutely love.
I had not seen the cabled tire chain set up. If they caught your stays, they wouldn't get by either of my bikes' sidepulls.
Talking about hub brakes, just put a Sturmey Archer 90 mm drum and dyno on the errand/commuter and replaced the old straightened fork. Basically got the hub brake for free. So it is now a weird sort of mullet brake system: hub/sidepulls instead of disc Vbrake. Plan on a test then a grocery run tomorrow in the snow with the Nokias.
Talking about hub brakes, just put a Sturmey Archer 90 mm drum and dyno on the errand/commuter and replaced the old straightened fork.
Ooh, ooh! Mr Kotter!
Hows `bout a home brew Dy-Notte tail light? Full strength DiNotte style to the rear for daytime, please. Extra credit for switchable to plain old dyno tail light in the night with the main power going to front mounted Cyo (or similar). Oh, and while I`m placing my order.... let`s skip on Mtbxplorer`s here today gone tomorrow diodes!