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    No Studded Tires? No Problem......

    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?

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    If you have disc brakes or fixed gear, it should work fine. Its worth trying if you have zip ties and patience!

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    If you have $60 (for a pair), maybe these chains would be better

    http://www.webmountainbike.com/chainformoun.html



    If you try them, report back!

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    Not so good with rim brakes!

    Some have made their own with small gauge hardware store chain and zip tied the short pieces of chain around the tire. Disc or drum brakes only, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    Not so good with rim brakes!
    neither is ice and snow
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    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.
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    Wrong picture...

    ...and couldn`t figure out how to change it with an edit. Lemme try again.
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    rodar, I think that headlight is bigger than the ones on my hatchback. What is it?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    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!
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    nerds... :|

    Sorry...geeks... :|
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Nice ghetto setup with the zip ties. Makes it a little tricky to change a flat tho.

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    Ties cut easily. The tricky part may be getting home if you didn't pack a bunch of ties to 'stud' the tire again!

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