Mead wood rim/tire help

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by schwinnguy, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Apr 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I'd like to get my old tires off the wood without hurting the rim in anyway.. The tires, CRUSTY, sun baked maybe??, hard as a rock, and dont budge. Ive hit the rubber in some spots and it softens it a little but I want to completely remove them. Any help on what I can try?
     
  2. #2 Posted Apr 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I hacksaw partway through. Lift off rim with a screwdriver, saw rest of way.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Apr 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Great idea, im doing that tomorrow.
     
  4. #4 Posted Apr 24, 2017 at 5:47 PM

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    I had 2 that were hard as a rock.....I'd heard of using the hacksaw but used my Dremel with one of the cutting discs and it went threw the tire like butter. Just take your time and go slow or stop just short of going all the way. The tire will get warm and come right off - took under 5 mins to get mine off combined.
     
  5. #5 Posted Apr 27, 2017 at 4:01 PM

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    Worked like a charm! Front spins like a top! Back has a slight wobble (back and forth) so ill have to see if there's anyway to fix it but I will probably just go with some blunts.
     
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