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Dec 28, 2010

Zip Tie Snow Tires

It's officially that time of year, with snow and slush and ice perpetually impeding your biking. What to do? Well, if you've got a box of zip ties and can conjure up a little MacGuyever spirit, you do this.

Fritz Rice of the Dutch Bike Co. is the clever rider behind these makeshift snow tires, and while he admits they look a bit silly (and that some fixie-riding hipsters may have pioneered the idea), he seems pretty thrilled with the results.



14 comments:

icequeen100 said...

I've never seen ties used in that way, but what the Hell, if it works...

Christian said...

I don't see how that would work haha.

Vapor said...

MacGuyver would totally be proud.

Poetry of the Day said...

oh yea it deff works

MrRager! said...

it adds traction so it should work lol :D

Billy said...

oooh. I need to try this.

Pawawanpi said...

I hate those ties. But at least that's a more productive use for them.

cooperlife said...

how just put some glitter on those and a card in the spokes and you'll look extra cool.

Drackar said...

Good for a quick trip...but not great for more than a few miles, as those wear out quick. You'd be better off with steel wire.

ill_preussian said...

very cool i gotta test this

Monster Madness said...

Well, that's just great :P

Sinisa said...

hehe nice...

invagrantly said...

it's gonna be a huge pita to put on and remove though.

MRanthrope said...

that looks damn handy