The Great Tread Thread - Pre-1933 Non-Black Tires

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biker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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cr250mark

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Few to throw up

Fleet-wing- Mead - seen in Chicyco catalog
Black / whitewalls

Small donuts - marked Pennsylvania rubber co. Grey / white

Red - basket tread - Hedgethorne Rubber
USA - Chicago - Red Rubber

Line and Buttons - Justice auto barely legible
Black / whitewall

last red button -Ralston

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Couple Og. ads found in 1920 Mead catalog
For Fleetwing shown above ( black zebra striped with cream sidewall)

Hedgethorn - Brick Red. With small broken line pattern

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New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Fabulous original Indian tires on this bicycle! Notice the tread pattern is similar to the Vitalics. Can we assume Continental Rubber Works, Erie, PA made these for Indian? Bicycle is ex. Mel Short; it was discovered with these tires.
Current location unknown
Photographer: Larkin Little

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