Stud Your Tires Tech Session

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Wheeldog, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    If you stay on ice either the screws or K/Ks would be my choice. Not too hot on the pavement though, they wear out quick (I had kks last year). K/Ks can be "tuned" too - they are directional due to the way they are cut. Screws are cheap. If you are going to be on real roads the automotive stud is the way to go. Not sure how short the kks come, maybe 1/2" - how much rubber do you have? I'm running Ching Sins from JC Whitney - about $100 for the pair.
  2. Wheeldog

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    I don't know much about screws, other than the bare pavement will mess em up.

    I doubt if used street tires would have enough rubber to put the car tire type studs in. We used a Dunlop street tire with thick tread left (rotten sidewalls) for practice.The drill was hitting the chords and the studs wouldn't go in all the way. We have only studded up new knobbies with the car tire type of stud.
  3. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    Here is the tire I used on the trike.
  4. Wheeldog

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  7. JTT

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    Heading out on the ice this weekend! Ice screw tires are very different from street studds.

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    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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  9. stinkwheel

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    Here is a link to Rock Central out of Calgary.
    We have been using their tires for racing for years and are very good albeit expensive.
    If you want to build your tires to the same level of quality as theirs, trust me, they're not that expensive and they work awesome.

    http://www.rockcentralcycle.com/

    They will usually last 3-4 6 hour races and we will use 2 of the rears in a 24hour race.
    The fronts will be good for a whole season.
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  11. 2wheelfreak

    2wheelfreak stew'd,screw'd,tattoo'd

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    Thanks for the info. Looking to go the cheapest route possible, right now my obsession is racing on asphalt tracks, and thats were all the $$$ goes. Just looking to get out and play a little this winter and maybe learn a thing or two that I can use this summer. Looks like screws are the way to go for now, until I start having too much fun, then maybe I'll spring for a set a tires...