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In 1999 I had a serious accident with my mountain bike, while riding in a suburb in Athens Greece (where many professoinal travellers by bike got killed, btw..). Someone thought that a bicycle does not deserve to be respected when it is on the road with priority traffic, and so he just entered the road, instead of waiting as it is his duty, and next thing I knew is that I am under a car. It was a miracle as I was told later that I only got out of it scratched (my bike was nastily bent as it was of cheap metal) but I developed fear of biking again, at least in Greece.

Now I'm in Berlin, a city that loves biking and biks, and try to cycle again.


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revised Self-made studded tyre with glue?
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revised Self-made studded tyre with glue?
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comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Yes, ready made studded tyre is kind of pricey for me. Drilling them is not my thing, I am sure |i will just destroy them. Unless there is a video online showing exactly how its done(didnt find any). There are some website but I'm lost, can't follow written instructions that neat. Glueing is the only option I got really. If the metallic parts fall off the tyre, so be it, the tyre is not destroyed. Need to commute around my home in snowy winter, on snow but most importantly on slippery melting ice.
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comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Yes, I know this tecnique. I am searching for something easier as I think I will end up destroying tyres one after the other. Some glues today are super strong, like those professionals use in constructions, as mentioned above. Thanks for the comment
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asked Self-made studded tyre with glue?
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comment How to make studded tires
I'm not good with complex and delicate interventions:) So I am thinking of using super glue or that glue that becomes solid rock (the one house builders use for external fixtures), to glue circular pieces of metalic knobs on each protruding part of my mountain bike tyre... What do you think?
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accepted Make a 3-gear bike go easy on uphill
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asked Make a 3-gear bike go easy on uphill