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I wonder if anyone knows of a source of small studs with carbide tips. I haven't had the chance to look close at the nokian studs, but I have owned winter running shoes (Named Icebug) which are studed. On those shoes, the carbide tips are mounted in what looks like a rivet with an alum body and sort of a nailhead flange (Which sits at the bottom of the rubber hole of the tread block). I imagine the nokian studs and auto studs are like this. I've looked on the web but can't seem to locate anything. I suppose I could look for a used nokian tire and try to recycle some of those studs. BTW I'm looking to stud up some tires and some running shoes (Those icebugs are nice but soles are too stiff in the cold weather).

Any help appreciated.
 

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What Shig said. I tried adding studs to running shoes (I have a bag of spare Nokian studs) and it was a total no-go. I also have Icebugs and personally don't find them stiff, but maybe you are running at -50? Anyway, good luck with the home-job. It's a beyotch.
 

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Tscheezy, so where did you get the spare studs? I've been machining Bon auto studs down to the size of bike studs to replace studs lost from my 300s. You can stud any tire that has adequate knob size without siping. Just drill holes 1/2 the diameter of the stud and force the stud in. Contrary to popular belief, studded auto tires and bike tires aren't manufactured with a pocket at the base of the hole.
 
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