Uniroyal nobby?

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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
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I don't have answers for you but interested to know
i have some Carlisle, Schwinn and Unirorals, and they are all similar
 
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Dutch

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 29, 2015
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I don't have answers for you but interested to know
i have some Carlisle, Schwinn and Unirorals, and they are all similar
What's the name of the model of the Carlisle and Schwinn?
I got one NOS 26" blackwall Uniroyal and been looking for another one for ages. A similar one from the same period would help a lot.

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bobcycles

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One thing to consider.....Schwinn was making knobbies for the 20" Stingrays as early as 63'.....
so the question should be....were 26" Schwinn knobbies available then? or not until after
they stopped putting the Uniroyals on the Spitfires etc in 78 or 9
 

Dutch

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 29, 2015
38
Good point, I'm building a clunker with parts from around 78.
So with period correct I mean what was available around that year.

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Adamtinkerer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 8, 2008
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Sometimes tire designs were licensed to other companies. I've seen Lightning sidewall tires, normally by Carlisle, but stamped 'Pharis Tire & Rubber Co.'
 

Cooper S.

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In case anyone is wondering about what im doing with these tires, dont worry theres a 41 dx waiting for them...
 

mrg

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Knobby's were avaliable before StingRays, I have seen them in OG photos from late 50's, especially on Hornets & cycle trucks ( 26 & 20 ), I have had a couple of very original Hornets with Knobbys that looked OG or dealer instaled. Here's a pic of Beaver, Larry & his Hornet with Knobbys probably around 1959-60!, as far as Schwinn Studded Balloon/Knobby for StingRay/Spitfire/Cruiser they were made for Schwinn by at least 3 company's, US Rubber, Carlisle and Goodyear. always loved how the basket legs are mounted because of the cycle truck goose neck!, cool butterfly bars also!
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tryder

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May 12, 2014
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Good point, I'm building a clunker with parts from around 78.
So with period correct I mean what was available around that year.

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I put the original incarnation (got hit by a car) of the bike in the foreground together in '77. Yes. I went to the store and purchased Uniroyal Knobbies. I rode down Mount Tam a lot. Always refered to my bike as a "Cruiser" or "Bomber" don't remember ever hearing the word "Klunker". I do remember getting rather pissed off when this guy at Warehouse Records near my Highschool called me a "Dead Head" for hounding him about this giant "Blues For Allah" poster they had in the window. I had a few of their albums but had never heard the term before.
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