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96crescent

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Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« on: December 31, 2019, 01:35:36 AM »
I was wondering , are these wheels and tires appropriate to use at meets and gatherings. I bought the a few years ago from Luxlow on eBay. Also, is there a way to get ride of the writing on the side wall without ruining the white on the tire?
If they are not , what is a reliable alternative
Thanks in advance, Mike
1896 Crescent
1917 Harley Davidson
1934 Shelby Lindy
1941 Columbia Superb
1942 Shelby Gambles Hiawatha
1942 G519 Huffman
1942 Junior Werke Truppenfahrad
1949 Shelby Girls Donald Duck Bicycle (24 in)

96crescent

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Re: Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 10:50:11 AM »
Could really use some guidance on this, thanks
1896 Crescent
1917 Harley Davidson
1934 Shelby Lindy
1941 Columbia Superb
1942 Shelby Gambles Hiawatha
1942 G519 Huffman
1942 Junior Werke Truppenfahrad
1949 Shelby Girls Donald Duck Bicycle (24 in)

David Brown

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Re: Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 04:46:49 PM »
I don't see any problem with using the wheels and tires for meets As far as removing the lettering Iam not sure what works best. I have used black marker to cover white Lettering on black tires. But going the other way not sure.
Dave

Tyson Brown

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Re: Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 06:13:42 AM »
I too see no problem using those as rider wheels at Wheelmen meets. They look pretty good to me. I have seen much less accurate looking wheels with nexus 7-speed hubs used and not much was said about it.

As for the black lettering on the cream/white tires I have seen it painted over with paint similar to tire color. I have not personally tried to do that so not sure what paint was used but I have seen it done.

55inchwheel

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Re: Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
I have used  a dremel sanding disk to carefully remove the black letters

mike cates

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Re: Wheels and Tires for my 1896 Crescent
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 02:24:45 AM »
In the large mass of original antique bicycle catalogs that I am currently selling, I do have a 1896 CRESCENT catalog for sale. I also have other years of CRESCENT bicycle catalogs as well.
Email me and I can send you a photo/description and we'll talk from there.
Mike Cates, CA.
cates0321@hotmail.com
(760) 473-6201
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 02:27:29 AM by mike cates »