Re: [rootsradicals] FYI, studded 700c x 35 tires on an xtracycle
- I recently replaced my aging Iron Horse 700c tires with studded ones
from Bike Nashbar:
They were a struggle to put on at first until I found a good system
of alternating my three tire irons (which are actually tire
plastics). Now, that they're on, I'm only looking forward to the
first snow and ice to develop up here in Connecticut. In the
meantime, no longer a quite ride on open roads, as much noise as the
studs make on the pavement.
I suppose the Nokian's carbide studs are the extra cost, as Nashbar
is selling its tires for $20 a piece (I got mine $25 each last month.)
On 24 Oct 2006, at 22:58, David Chase wrote:
> They just fit. (700c Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 35mm,
> Peter White Cycles). I had to let the air out to get
> them on, and then I had to make my wheel (which is about
> 30% replacement spokes) really be round again. I think
> what I need is a new wheel, with lots of very strong
> spokes, because if another spoke breaks, I suspect it
> will go too far out of round to clear in back.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ben Rosenthal <earthsaver@...>
>Yes - they don't wear nearly as fast as the non-carbide styles. I've
> ... I suppose the Nokian's carbide studs are the extra cost,...
> - Ben
used the 47-559 size, a.k.a. "26x1.75/1.9" by the sidewall markings.
Actually I never got around to installing the one on the rear wheel,
as the extra length wheelbase gave me enough latitude to recover from
rear-wheel slides once the front wheel sliding was eliminated. Yeah,
they're a bit noisier than street tires, but not much more than plain