Cake Eater missing studs - loss prevention suggestions please-
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    Cake Eater missing studs - loss prevention suggestions please

    I installed Terrene studs on some Cake Eaters (triple traction carbide). I am losing studs pretty rapidly. I am trying to avoid pavement, skidding and even spinning on rocks.

    Has anyone tried anything when installing the studs to prevent losing them? Hot glue on the stud before installing?

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    I don't know how valid this is, since my first pair of studded tires are still in post, but I've read that the tires need to be ridden on pavement for the first 10 miles or so. Guess it's supposed to ensure the studs are seated.

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    In another thread someone suggested using a specific rubbery loctite. I can't easily find the thread right now though.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    I have been putting a drop of shoe goo in the empty pocket before replacing missing studs. It seems to be working.

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    best practice is to ride them gently on pavement for an hour or two first thing. gets them seated.

    if you did this and are still losing them, try loctite 480.

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    I put a dab of Tire & Bead Sealant when I installed the XL studs in my Johnny5ís. I lost 2 last year riding on everything from deep snow to pavement.

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