November 22nd – And when I got home, an essential job – replace the missing studs in the winter tyres I’s saved from last season.
Schwalbe, the makers of the tyres, sell kits of replacement studs and a tool for inserting them – they are fiddly to do but with a tiny spot of silicone grease they go in well enough.
I had six to do. Took me a while to re-find the knack, but I got there in the end… and hopefully maintaining the excellent grip I love these tires for.
But so worth in the end.