28" WAR Tires Set!!!

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 26, 2017

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    Just Wondering What This 28" War Tires Set is Worth?? Were They SOLD to the Public?
    Brand: ALL STATE CRUSADERS
    Very Nice Condition for Age and Usage, They Air Up Nicely; But, Have Various Leaks! They Could be Sealed or Patched!!
    Great Display Tires, Not for Riding!

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I wonder when they stopped making 28" tires. Would these most likely have been WW1 era tires?
     
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    They were still making 28 inch tires up till the 40s. There were a lot of those bikes still on the road.
     
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    Yes,,,,,But Not with The (WAR TIRE) Logo on Them!!!
    These are WW1 Era Tires!
    What Should I Fairly Ask for Them??
     
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    WWII era.
     
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    Yes WW2 tires -and they made chain link 28 till just about after the war as old crocks were being put back on the road due to gas rationing - that is why you see so many TOC bikes with chain links and new seats and pedals from the 40's think about it
     
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    Circular War Tire Logo is WWII era only and began sometime early in 1942. This would have been the beginings of synthetic rubber being used for bike tires. To me this is one of the most fascinating chapters of bike development/history in the 20th C..

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    here is a CRUISER branded war grade tire 28 X 1 1/4" fitted to a 1934 track bike during the war years. Wish I still had it. Required British size rim beyond 642 mm.

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