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#1 cglisson01 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 08:23 PM

I just bought a 1950s tricycle and it is missing the front tire. The rim measures 13"x1.25". It take the hard solid rubber tire. How do I find out the exact size of the tire, and who might sell them? I know some guys may know some tricks that fixed these kind of tires on old mowers and such.

Edited by cglisson01, March 12, 2014 - 08:29 PM.

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Oh boy, bikes, like them but have non.

as far as removing and remounting solid rubber tires, best way i found is let it sit in hot water, not boiling or contacting the bottom so it could melt for a few hours to sofen it, bike wheels are big so,.....

Some guys steam it, i do that with wood to bend it but never tried rubber.

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Knowing the exact size of anything like that will be impossible unless you know someone who as a duplicate machine to get measurements.


Try these complicated instructions.




I have bought from Holmes Wheels in Ohio before.  They are good folks.  They supposedly have rubber tire material. 


Ben W.

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