Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Warm clothes? OT
From: John Collier <>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 12:40:13 -0700

I prefer homemade studded tires myself as you only need the studs on  
the edge of the tire. You want them just lightly clicking as you go  
down the road. A little sideways slip and they bite right in. Here is a  
site with instructions on how to make your own:

Here is a site with commercial studded tires (copy and paste): 

You then have more traction than the cars. Track standing on sheet ice  
is so cool! I have gone around sheet ice corners at a 45 degree lean  
angle with just a touch of oversteer; a religious experience I assure  

John Collier

On Friday, November 22, 2002, at 11:18 AM, Henning Wulff wrote:

> The biggest problem I found in trying to ride a bike in Edmonton in  
> the winter were the ruts in the ice on the roads. Exciting, but  
> usually not much fun in traffic. You need studded tires.

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