Skiis on front- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Skiis on front

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: masterofnone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,240

    Skiis on front

    Who has tried fabricating a ski to your front in snow? I have often thought about different methods of trying this before converting my SS into a 3/4 phat bike. Did it work (pics would be great)?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: charging_rhinos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,841
    you mean something like this?

    tangaroo: What electrolytes do chicken and turkey have again?
    rck18: All of them, because they're meat.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: masterofnone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,240
    Quote Originally Posted by charging_rhinos
    you mean something like this?

    I've seen that conversion kit, but from reviews it sounds like there were some issues with the back end. I am intrigued as to how well the ski on front works, but I'm more interested if anyone had fabricated their own, leaving the tire on but somehow strapping a ski on with some sort of straps or bungee cords, etc.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Iridethedirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    576
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone
    I've seen that conversion kit, but from reviews it sounds like there were some issues with the back end. I am intrigued as to how well the ski on front works, but I'm more interested if anyone had fabricated their own, leaving the tire on but somehow strapping a ski on with some sort of straps or bungee cords, etc.

    the notion of steering a bike in the snow on one ski, one tire is slightly alarming to me...
    a tire will skid, slip and slide... a ski, when leaned over and edged in grips with that edge, so you will end up getting more "Traction" when you turn the front "wheel" than you will with the back end, makes me wonder what its like.. they also make ski bikes with skis on both front and rear like this one (Scroll halfway down the page) http://daysailer1.wordpress.com/2009...s-geary-storm/

    Personally, i would just run studded tires if i want to ride in snow....

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.