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    Studding Ground Controls

    Has anybody put studs into a set of SPEC. Ground Controls?
    I'm curious whether the slotted lugs of the G.C.s will hold onto the stud
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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    Has anybody put studs into a set of SPEC. Ground Controls?
    I'm curious whether the slotted lugs of the G.C.s will hold onto the stud
    Cheers
    I was going to ask the same question! Was thinking just the outside/side lugs.


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    Did an event yesterday at Albion Hills and opted for the poker run instead of the race
    mostly due to the lack of studs on icy trails.

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    I have put Grip studs in the GC. Until now in the two rows of the biggest knobs. Have runned it for 2 months without any issue.

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    Studding Ground Controls-20160117_170608.jpg

    When i look at the lug pattern on the GC i see a repeat pattern of 4 and 5 lugs.
    When you say you did the outer 2 rows, are you referring to the outer lug of each line? or are you excluding the outermost row?

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    I neglected to mention that the outermost row of the line with 5 lugs is doubled.
    They are small and I don't if they would come into play until after its too late.

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    I can take Picture and show you. I mean in row 2 and 3 from center.

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    I heard at the LBS that they had seen someone stud the 24" GCs. My daughter has the 20" GC wheels. What do you think?

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    They would work great with the pancake head 3/8" steel stud framing screws. . Those GCs have similar sipeing as the Surly Nate. The Nate holds the framing screws great but I don't know how they would hold Grip Studs.

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    2>3 3>2 alternating. yes Grip Studs will rip out of the small square lugs. only lost 3 in a season.
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    Question; slightly off topic . This spring I'm going to need 4 new fatty tires for our bikes. That will leave me with 4 studded tires for next winter etc. I'm kinda a Big guy . 260 lbs plus I paid k gear and things on my bike. I would like half decent traction for off road but will mostly be riding on gravel . What is the most puncture resistant fatty tire that has low rolling resistance ?
    Thank you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    They would work great with the pancake head 3/8" steel stud framing screws. . Those GCs have similar sipeing as the Surly Nate. The Nate holds the framing screws great but I don't know how they would hold Grip Studs.
    Nate's work great with Grip studs. I have a Nate done up and have had it for 3 years now and it is still going strong. I don't ride on pavement with my Grip Studs, that will cause the studs to tear out of the lugs. So they are just icy trail tires for me. I also have a Larry up front with Grip Studs.
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    The framing screw studs aren't affected by bare pavement. My wife has over 50 miles on bare pavement with her studded Nate and there is not any appreciable wear on the screw studs . But, it is good to know that the Nate will hold a Grip Stud.

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    OK I'm not afraid of looking dumb.
    What are these 3/8 steel stud framing screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    OK I'm not afraid of looking dumb.
    What are these 3/8 steel stud framing screws?
    Look at step 5 in the DIY link on using metal studs in construction. There is a close up of the hardware used in steel stud framing. Most are self tapping, with a pan head.

    Framing an Interior Wall with Metal Studs - Framing Basics - Drywall Installation, Repair & Tips. DIY Advice

    I will try to post up a picture of this method also. I've only used these on 29er tires.
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    AliG did a very good series of posts on how to stud tires with screws. . its in the ( Minn 2.0 ) thread.
    They are the least expensive, most aggressive studs for a bike tire. . Having used them I won't use anything else ever again .

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    I did use standard 6,6X5,5mm studs on GC some years ago and they worked just fine. Not impressive, but helped alot on icy trails.
    Here are couple of videos how to do it. First with finnish text

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-stl7-K18g

    And another in english.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNSr0sHheG0&t=2s

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    I have two seasons on my Ground Controls with Kold Kutters. They work great, haven't lost a stud yet. The studs do pierce the casing. I'm set up ghetto tubeless with orange seal which works great. Insane traction, can pull a wheelie on glare ice.
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