Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cheap Bike Snow Tires- Your Existing Tires & Zip Ties

someone give this a try and let me know if it works. Don't want to pay for snow tires for your bike but want to be able to ride it in the winter? @Alison sent me this idea for do-it-yourself bike snowtires from Lifehacker. Everyone has zip ties lying around the garage, so just strap them on and give it hell. Seems like it would work, but what do I know?

7 comments:

Jacque Hendrix said...

This scares the living crap out of me!

I was going to go out and spend some $$ for Nokians, but I like the idea of being scared/scared better.

Jay Dub said...

just don't get a flat.

Dan O said...

Don't forget the cutters or knife if you flat....

Ken Paulman said...

...and make sure you have disc brakes.

andrew said...

even if i had hub brakes, i'd rather just put screws through my knobbies

Anonymous said...

in action, and as noted, for those without disc brakes, this is a very silly solution. beyond that, they offer poor traction in the conditions that truly necessitate studs, and deliver nothing better than a nice wide knobbie (which you basically need to use them with in order for them not to cause serious danger when on wet pavement!), when you don't. if you have a bike with discs, one not purchased at a department store, you can afford proper tires for winter conditions.

Anonymous said...

in action, and as mechanically noted, this is a very silly solution. beyond that, they offer poor traction in the conditions that truly necessitate studs, and deliver nothing better than a nice wide knobbie when you don't. not to mention, they are terribly dangerous on wet pavement. if you have a bike with discs, one not purchased at a department store, you can afford proper tires for winter conditions.