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Make snow tires for your bike with zip ties!

Posted By Brit Liggett On January 26, 2015 @ 12:25 pm In DIY,Green Transportation,Innovation | 10 Comments

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Take that bike out of snow storage, people: the folks at Dutch Bike Co. [2] have a handy way to give your two-wheeled ride some snow tires for cheap—all you need are zip ties [3]! The Seattle-based bike experts were looking for a good alternative to pricey studded tires when they happened upon this genius substitution. Just snap the ties on your wheels, clip off the excess, and you’re ready to go zipping through the winter wonderland covering much of the Northern Hemisphere right now. The folks behind this genius discovery assure you that the zip ties will cut into snowy and icy surfaces [4] enough to make sure you won’t go slip sliding away.

*NOTE: This will only work for bikes that have disc brakes. If your bike has cantilever brakes, wrapping zip ties around the rims will cause severe damage.

+ Dutch Bike Co. [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/make-snow-tires-for-your-bike-with-zip-ties/bike-snow-tires/

[2] Dutch Bike Co.: http://www.dutchbikeco.com/_blog/Dutch_Bike_Co_Weblog/post/Seattle_Snowpocalypse/

[3] zip ties: http://inhabitat.com/zip-tie-lights-by-steven-haulenbeek/

[4] snowy and icy surfaces: http://inhabitat.com/element-sixs-ethereal-ads-are-printed-right-into-the-snow/

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