MISC:   Trexlertown Flea Market? posted by: Pete on 5/12/2005 at 8:01:41 PM
Is the flea market in Trexlertown, Pa being held this year?
Any website for info?

   RE:MISC:   Trexlertown Flea Market? posted by Pete on 5/12/2005 at 8:05:36 PM
I of course meant besides the one at the velodrome.
It was held at fire co.

AGE / VALUE:   Anyone know value of a 1937 autocycle? posted by: Ty on 5/12/2005 at 10:23:32 AM
I have what I believe to be a 1937 Schwinn Autocycle. Does anyone have any idea what the value of this bicycle is. Though in poor condition it appears to mostly complete and correct other than the rear wheel and pedals. See posted picture


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Anyone know value of a 1937 autocycle? posted by kim on 5/12/2005 at 1:02:16 PM
Looks pretty cool. Front drum brake, tank...
The way pictures seem to work here is you need to post the direct link to a picture, not a link to a web page.


AGE / VALUE:   age of bike posted by: Jimmy Blackburn on 5/11/2005 at 7:54:30 PM
I have a 3 speed schwinn racer with serial No. K809813. I can not find this No. in the schwinn date code chart. What year was it made? Thanks Jimmy

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   age of bike posted by Rod on 7/1/2005 at 2:54:24 PM
Your Schwinn Racer 3-speed was made in October 1958.

BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by: Pete on 5/11/2005 at 2:40:57 AM
Does anyone know the actual mounted diameter of a single tube tire (28 x 1 1/2")as found on old clad rims from the 20's or 30's?
Also what would be a good substitute tire and rim size that would fill fenders properly?

   RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Gordon on 5/11/2005 at 12:27:59 PM
On my wood rim bike, the outside diameter of the tire is 28 inches, the rim diameter is 25 1/2 inches. There were a lot of wheels for 28 inch tires used on British and Canadian bikes, and I have seen some of these being offered on eBay.

   RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Pete on 5/11/2005 at 1:29:14 PM
Aren't those the clincher size 635mm by the new sizing standards? Not that wide though are they?
Something the tire companies ought to include is mounted diameter. I run into this with 700C on modern bikes, the wider it is the taller it is.
I'm kind of stuck betwen laying out the cash for single tube tires or finding a substitute.
If I have to buy new wheels and tires the money might be better spent just buying the right tire.
Going to bike shop today, maybe I'll take my tape and measure some of those 29-incher tires.

   RE:BALLOON: single tube tire substitute? posted by sam on 5/11/2005 at 11:42:08 PM
The old clad wood American rims I'm told are the same size as 700s tubulars.Problem is finding one wide and tall enough.And the price of a wide tubular is 3/4 the price of a single tube.So might as well call Harper and order a set.---sam(in the same boat)

   RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Pete on 5/12/2005 at 1:24:53 AM
At my LBS the owner did indeed mount a tubular on my clad rim. Unfortunately it looked a bit like a thong on the fat lady.
What I was originally looking for was the OD or outside diameter of a single tube to see if maybe one of the new style 28 or 29 inch rims and tires might be big and fat enough. Of course they're really 700C rims with really fat tires. Balloon tires for the new age I guess.
I also looked into airless tires:
They don't have anything since their tires need a real bead to stay on rim.
So in the end I think I should just bite the bullet and order the right tires.

   RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Brian on 5/12/2005 at 4:11:36 AM
I have used 27 inch 10 speed wheels laced up to a coaster brake hub. 27 x 1 1/4 tires dont look too bad and fill the space in the fender. Fairly cheap too. I dont know anyone that makes a reasonable 28 inch single tube tire. Universals are heavy hollow core rubber and expensive at $120 each. I havent tried Harpers.


   RE:RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by joel on 5/12/2005 at 1:56:46 PM
I've been looking into this too. There are tubular mountain bike and cyclocross tires in larger sizes in both 700 and 27". Problem is which size. I've heard the 700's fit the narrower track bike rims but have not tried them.

   RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by max on 5/12/2005 at 10:01:56 PM
all this seems way too complicated
i would just ride on the bare rim......why not?

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Brian on 5/13/2005 at 6:04:13 AM
You probably could until your rim wore out. Before 1900, many bicycle wheels were either steel reinforced wood like a wagon wheel or all steel. But that was when bicycle paths or roadways were dirt and not paved. That's where the term "boneshaker" came from.

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   single tube tire substitute? posted by Pete on 5/13/2005 at 2:00:33 PM
Riding on the bare rims?
Well, that seems a bit extreme.
The bike's lasted this long, 70 years?
Be a shame to ruin it now.

FOR SALE:   Oddball NOS Tires posted by: jack on 5/10/2005 at 1:39:23 AM
FS: (2) Avon Juvenile 22x1-3/8 (490mm) fits rim BSF2 England $20ea. (3) Pirelli 24x1-3/4 (507mm) Italy, $15ea. These blackwall tires have never been mounted but may be close to 20yo. Prices plus shipping.