Posted November 23, 2002 - 06:42 PM
Posted November 25, 2002 - 08:58 AM
Now, the wheels are turning.......
I have 3 questions:
1. Do you have to drill holes before putting in the gold screws?
2. What type of tire, soft or hard is better?
3. Does a new tire give any better traction than an old tire? I was wondering if the taller knobbies act like paddles in packed snow.
Posted November 25, 2002 - 06:14 PM
different mounts for different kind of riding.
1- metal type screws are good for your kids bikes
2-automotive type studs work very well on hard packed snow or ice . i personally use them as my second set to ride on the snowmobile trails when they close after the 15th of march . MIND BLOWING RIDING.
3- THE ULTIMATE SETUP. mounted on a pirelli mt 44 for the rear and a michelin h12 for the front are 1 1/2 inch custom carbide screws. the tires are shaved and then lined with two cut road slicks in order to give maximum stifness to the screws . heavy duty mountain bike tubes are used. the guy who makes them sells them for 800 $ cdn and supplies them to the canadian and american ice racing circuits .trellborg tire does not even come close to matching the grip .
check out these sites.
FROM QUEBEC, CANADA, WHERE WE RIDE IT ALL !!!!
Posted November 28, 2002 - 06:28 PM
Posted November 29, 2002 - 12:23 PM
Yes you do loose a few.
Yes they do get dull.
But there cheep.
I've been looking into the trelleborg's. While it would be nice to have carbide tiped studs.I cant afford $600-$700 for a set.
A friend of mine has a set. They wear like iron. His are several years old and look like new.
But for now Ill stick to the screws. I just mounted them up last night. And today the snow melts.
Posted November 30, 2002 - 05:27 AM
My buddy and I just want to try this and spending $800 on Trellborgs seems a bit excessive for a trial. I also remember having that brand tire on Husky's back in the early 80's and I didn't like them at all.
I'll report back after we install the screws and take a ride.
Thanks everyone for the help.
Posted November 30, 2002 - 11:09 AM