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How to stud your bicycle tires for winter riding

Slipping on snowy and icy roads in winter? Don't give up riding, just add some studs to an old pair of tires.
1. Either get a hold of some old bicycle tires that still have tread on them or buy a new pair.
2. Poke a pin through the thick tread part of the tire to measure its thickness.
3. Find some metal screws that are just a little bit longer than the thickness of the thickest rubber tread of the tires and have a tapering head so when screwed in fit flush with the rubber.
4. Drill holes through the treads in the tires smaller than the size of screws you have.
5. Screw the screws through the inside out in the tires until the are all the way through and sit flush with the inside of the tire.
6. Screw in all the screws making alternating patterns between the treads (ever other tread, every 2 treads, etc.) The more screws you use the longer it will take but in the end you will have better traction.
7. When you have completed screwing in all the screws wrap a piece of duct tape over the top of all the screws to protect your tube from them.
8. Place the tires back on the rips and pump up the tubes and enjoy!
***Be careful, the screws are sharp and will scratch or cut you! You definitely don't want to ride to close to someone or hit a pedestrian with your tires.

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Winter button on isuzu trooper 1991 what is its function

old car, no operators guide.
is car 4wd??? must be
is car autotmatic, seem so....
google broken today?

omg, its there,


found this info: "The available 4-speed automatic features a winter mode. When it's engaged, the transmission starts out in third gear to prevent wheelspin on icy or snowy surfaces. The transmission also has a power mode that gives better acceleration by raising up-shift points. Both modes are controlled by well-placed pushbuttons in the center console."

all with google or DD in 5 seconds work,,,,,

Jun 29, 2016 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

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no real problems, just shopping for the best tires for Wisconsin winters. This is my second Chevy Lumina, the first was a 96, which was hit by a drunk driver while parked, and destroyed...nobody hurt! This is a 2006, has under 100,000, runs great.

Make sure you get snow tires not all seasons. Get a tire with a "Mud and Snow" tread design. It may also be called M&S. If you experience a lot of icy conditions, give serious thought to getting them studded. Todays new tread designs give you the traction you will need to wade through snow but not the road noise that there used to be. Look for deep lugs with wide gaps between them to move snow out of the tire track. That way you will be the guy driving home while the other guy's are waiting to get towed out. Hope this helps.

Sep 21, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

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tires slipping in snow, 24,000 miles camry ---bricks in trunK?

You do know the laws of physics?
Snowy roads lead to cars slipping and sliding.
If you do not like it either don't drive or go somewhere that it doesn't snow!
Thanks for the laugh!!!

Jan 08, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Severe crunch sound with ABS system, plus ECS light goes on.

Good news,

Your noisy experience with your ABS and ECS is exactly what all of these systems do in icy, snowy, and any environment that causes your tires to lose traction. The ECS light when blinking or illuminated is just informing you that the ECS is being activated to let you know your traction is limited.

I have an Elantra and have driven my GF's '06 Sonata many times. I live in MN and it does the same thing with snow etc. and so has past cars i've owned such as Subaru Legacy, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Toyota Camry.

With ABS it does seem to take quite some distance to stop in icy or snowy conditions. When it's dry it's impossible to beat.

Dec 11, 2008 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata

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