Roadmaster 42084


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dskyson

On Training Wheels
Apr 29, 2019
8
11
71
Grovetown, Ga 30813
#1
Trying this one more time. Today's find was a Road Master with serial number 42084. Has a brass head badge painted red and blue with Road Master in the center. Above that it reads "Master of the Road". At the bottom it appears to read The Columbus Cycle Sporting Goods Co., Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. And at the very bottom there is a symbol that I don't recognize. Pictures will be attached as soon as I learn how. Thanks
 
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dskyson

On Training Wheels
Apr 29, 2019
8
11
71
Grovetown, Ga 30813
#4
Ok, OK...I'm trying to learn how to do this. :)I'm not sure my entire post even got got through. Thanks
 
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dskyson

On Training Wheels
Apr 29, 2019
8
11
71
Grovetown, Ga 30813
#13
Running into tire seating problems. New 26x2.125 tires ( foldable Goodyears from Walmart) just will not seat. I've had three tubes blown apart because tires will not seat. Inflating in increments of 10, 20 30 PSI The bead on the new tires are smaller than the beads on the older tires and are much more pliable. Do I need to try a wire bead tire?
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
640
2,001
Colorado
#14
I don't have any experience with those particular tires but have had issues in the past with folded tires. The "crease" from being folded needs to be straightened or it can blow off the rim while inflating. Massage the creases out to get the bead as round and straight as possible. Set them out in the sun to heat 'em up so they take a more round profile. Being folded and crammed in a box they get misshapen and can be hard to mount. Use tire talc on tube and inside of tire and inflate slowly making sure the bead is even all the way around the tire on both sides. Maybe set them in the sun partially inflated to help them regain their shape for a while before finishing inflation. Inflating the tube inside the tire and letting it sit for a few days without mounting on rim can help it take shape again too. This has worked for me in the past with uncooperative tires. Good luck!
 

dskyson

On Training Wheels
Apr 29, 2019
8
11
71
Grovetown, Ga 30813
#15
I don't have any experience with those particular tires but have had issues in the past with folded tires. The "crease" from being folded needs to be straightened or it can blow off the rim while inflating. Massage the creases out to get the bead as round and straight as possible. Set them out in the sun to heat 'em up so they take a more round profile. Being folded and crammed in a box they get misshapen and can be hard to mount. Use tire talc on tube and inside of tire and inflate slowly making sure the bead is even all the way around the tire on both sides. Maybe set them in the sun partially inflated to help them regain their shape for a while before finishing inflation. Inflating the tube inside the tire and letting it sit for a few days without mounting on rim can help it take shape again too. This has worked for me in the past with uncooperative tires. Good lu
 

dskyson

On Training Wheels
Apr 29, 2019
8
11
71
Grovetown, Ga 30813
#16
Thanks for the suggestions. I had set them in the sun which did help to round them out. I picked up a "wire bead" tire at the bike shop today and will mount it tomorrow and see what happens.
 

OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
3,032
3,722
Sebastopol, United States
#17
If those are triple step rims you have to clean every piece of old debris from the rim, or tires will not always stay on. Also, you can only use a single spoke protector, if you double up on those the tires can blow off. Make sure all the spokes are flush and use one rim protector.
 

charnleybob

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 30, 2009
985
1,806
Omaha, United States
#18
That badge is a generic badge, that was used on different bikes sold by Columbus Cycle.
I've seen that badge on a couple of mid-30's Schwinn's lower end bikes.
 
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