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So I live up in Wisconsin and some people like to ride on the ice up here. I was wondering if anyone knows about studding tires? And if they have studded a TW tire? If u have, I would like some tips.



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You can always make your own studded tires, with sheet metal screws, or with special screw in studs made for ATV and motorcycle tires.



Here is a thread with some info: Winter Riding



Several members have had good luck with chains also. Mr Gizmo even tried a ski on the front.



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I have not done anything with mine yet but for sure next season I will be prepared. I personally want a small stud that I can ride all winter on pavement too. Ice studs are available but are typically much larger and not suitable for anything but ice.
 

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I don't ride on ice, and I don't know if anyone has done studs on a TW a lot of folks seem to like chains. I did however come across a video on youtube randomly that might help



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSPi6Ft9R_4[/media]


Now that is a lot of screws. On ice thought the studs are what keeps you up and going so it makes sense.
 

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I used to ice race in the '70s and we used sheet metal screws with a liner similar to what's on the video. They've refined everything a lot nowadays tho. We liked the hex sheet metal screws with a raised perimeter around the hex and a straight screwdriver slot in them for more edges (traction). Some were harder than others too. They were the best.



I lived on a lake and we would plow a big area down to bare ice and play for hours. You can get hurt if you get tangled up with a studded tire. Sometimes a bike can throw a screw out of the tire and hit you too. We got pretty good and started traveling as a group to ice festivals and put on a free show. A bike with heavily screwed tires could easily wheelie through the straights and hold great in the turns. If you ride a studded tire on the road though it will dull the screws quickly and you'll lose your competitive "edge" on the ice.



If you do it, it's a great way to use your bike in the dead of winter. Have fun.
 
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