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!

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    23
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Lower Burrell, PA 15068
    I hacksaw partway through. Lift off rim with a screwdriver, saw rest of way.
     
    schwinnguy and Herman like this.
  3. #3 Posted Apr 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    23
    Great idea, im doing that tomorrow.
     
  4. #4 Posted Apr 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    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

    Look Ma, No Hands!

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    23
    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.
     
Loading...