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    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    they live in a flat world not a Fat world
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    What about a set of chains to fit a 3.7? Might be nice for extreme ice, hopefully they would be easy to remove and put on so you could take them on and off trailside.

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    I don't know about clearance with chains. A lot of frames/forks can barely handle 3.7s, let alone an extra 10mm or so for chains rattling around the wheel...
    I live in "bush" Alaska, in Galena on the Yukon River.

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    Surly had a Pug with chains on it at some show or other last year.
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    If you need it, there's always this:

    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    I would hate to have a flat!

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    Well, if you got a flat, that would fix everything.
    You'd have to cut off all the zipties!

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    Do the zip ties actually work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Do the zip ties actually work?
    I heard from a friend about this - I guess it does have some effect because most road ice is textured -- it's certainly a cheap experiment.

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    They think chains help in mud?

    You could get bike chains like this in the '90s. You deflate the tire to get them on/off.
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    I ride a frozen lake pretty often here in AK and don't even need studs let alone chains. I guess if your ice was close to 30 degrees Fahrenheit then I think they could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    They think chains help in mud?

    You could get bike chains like this in the '90s. You deflate the tire to get them on/off.
    I remember one winter in Canada when a friend of mine got a pair of those to ride in winter. I riding my white porcupines, decided that it wasn't really that needed. I also remember watching them walk off the rear tire, suck into his cantilevers and eject him into a pile on the ground, while breaking the brake, bending the canti stud and f-ing up his wheel. Even with discs I think these would be a bad idea, one broken strand or leaking tire and they could easily jam up in drivetrain, BB area or fork crowns/brake bridges.
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