Zip Tie Bike Traction Chain

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Intro: Zip Tie Bike Traction Chain

Never slip on an icy road again with your bike. Use zip ties to act as chains around the wheel

Step 1: Supplies Needed

12-inch zip ties
Scissors

Step 2: Loop the Zip Tie Around Weel

Wrap the zip tie around the wheel and pull tight the cut excess

Step 3: Placement

Put the zip ties about every 4 inches to keep constant contact with the ground.

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    16 Discussions

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    live4ktm

    2 years ago

    Brilliant ! When ibles has a "zip tie" contest, you have my vote. Note: to make them really tight, simply deflate the tire about 10 lbs. before installation, then reinflate after installation.

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    Solamar

    2 years ago

    Nice

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    gkeck

    2 years ago

    the best but can u make this

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    EkrasCraftAndu

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes this would be more effective if he used disk or drum breakes instead of the rim breakes.

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    Sqidman31

    2 years ago

    Bear in mind, this only applies for bikes with disc brakes or coaster (backpedal) brakes.

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    MarkJ92Sqidman31

    Reply 2 years ago

    Agreed. This hack won't work with any rim brakes, e.g. road calipers, cantilever or v-brakes....

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    Roentgenium111

    2 years ago

    In the pictures you took, I noticed that the side of the zip tie that is against the rims is the "notched" side. The side of the zip ties that have contact with the ground is the smooth side.

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    Bossert4212

    2 years ago

    I have not noticed a difference. I don't understand what notche side you are talking about? The place where it sticks into the other?

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    Roentgenium111

    2 years ago

    Have you noticed any significant difference? And also I noticed that the smooth side of the zip tie is what hits the ground. Couldn't it be better if it was the notched side?

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    mrgw98

    2 years ago

    Still be careful around turns. Do not go to too fast. Also do not use bikes with too thin of tire tread. I have learned my lesson from these things!

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    Bossert4212

    2 years ago

    It is meant for the ice so very good. It lasts for very long time. A zip tie might break every once in a while, but you can just replace it easy

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    Just4Fun Media

    2 years ago

    That is a great idea. How does it perform on ice? And how long do the zip ties last?

    Have a great day! :-)