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gwill65074

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Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:58:08 PM »
Good afternoon, I have my father's and his cousin's Garton Badger tricycle from the mid '30s and the front tire is gone. The rest of the trike is in good shape and I'd like to see if anyone here does new tire installation?

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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 08:22:31 PM »
This is a different style tiring than what is used on high wheel bikes. There are companies that make them. Just have to look for them. Will send you some info through message.

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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »
Thank you. The guys at CABE have told me these are the type of tires that were used on this manufacturers tricycles and suggested that someone here might be able to help.
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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 10:17:36 PM »
these tires were used prior to the war but continued into the early 1950. Here is an example for sale on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swan-Deluxe-14-x-1-75-Tricycle-Trike-Wagon-Solid-Rubber-Tire-Vintage-NOS-/123296284966

Craig Allen

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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 11:30:42 PM »
What size wheel do you have and what size tire do you need?
 I might be able to install it for you.

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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 09:55:36 AM »
these tires are labeled by their outside diameter, not the size of the rim. (If using a premade semi-pneumatic tire it is installed by soaking it in very hot water.) The original tire style can be replaced with a wire core tire just like replacing a tire on a highwheel using the tire rubber of the size that best fits the rim (Greg Barron sells most sizes.)
Tony :)

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Re: Looking for someone to install new tire on tricycle
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 12:08:53 PM »
That's what I am talking about. I have some large diameter rubber here for wire attaching.  Thank you.