Found US Royal Master Centipede Tread

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Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
Seeking the regular version in Rider condition, not the WAR TIME pair. Maybe one day!
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
These are close, maybe I have the name wrong? I'm seeking ines that are just lengthwise lines and not block cut, Maybe they're just Royal Master and Not Centipede tread?
 

zedsn

I live for the CABE
I have one US royal master that has the centepede tread but it doesn't say centepede tread on the sidewall.
 

Krakatoa

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I always thought Centipedes were jus straight lines but after seeing above setI guess mine were just wirn out!
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
I thought so too. Maybe there are just Royal Masters without being centipede that are just straight lines?
 

p51mustang55

Look Ma, No Hands!
I have one US Royal Master Centipede Grip war tire that came off my 1938 C Model.
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Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
I have these USA made Nucleus balloon tires with straight lines. They're in good shape.

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That's more or less what I'm after. I just wonder how Wide theyll be blown up.

The Royal Masters are a standard 26x2.125 but have such expanse when blown up they just fill out a fender Perfectly. I've never seen a tire so close to a 3.0 without being one and the tread is ideal.

Where did these come from? Ive never heard of the name.
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
I HAVE AN ORIGINAL US ROYAL MASTER BROCHURE WITH PICS AND EXPLANATION HOW THE Centipede tread
GRIP WORKS. IF I HAVE TIE TOMORROW, I WILL SCAN IT FOR YOU AND POST.
I've got work, but I do check in a couple times a day!
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
I cant really afford WAR TIME tires, I'm afraid. Looking for ones that arent.
They make ones that just say U.S. ROYAL MASTER on the tire and nothing else with that nice line tread all around, without looking like little squares like the ones @saladshooter posted.
 

zedsn

I live for the CABE
Yes my single tire just has strait lines no cubes. It is a centepede tread just doesn't say it on the sidewall.
 

Callahooney1

Finally riding a big boys bike
I'm not sure how wide they would blow up but I will mount one and see. As for the brand, I am not sure either. I got these tires in lieu of a trade because the person I sold a bike to didn't quite have enough money so he offered to trade me those tires and a few other parts. I took them because they were usa-made. Wish I knew how to check the date code to see what era they were made. Maybe someone reading this thread knows how?
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
SEE THIS COPY OF THE BROCHURE I HAVE!
THIS IS PREWAR WWII 4 RIB VERSUS 5 RIB POSTWAR.
NOTE THE TIRE AS COMING FROM THE FACTORY HAVE THE FINE CROSS CUT FROM THE FACTORY.
WHEN THE TIRE GETS WORN, THE CROSS CUTS WEAR AND THE TREAD LOOKS LIKE BLOCKS.

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Huh, never saw anything quite like that.
It explains the little blocks. They should in fact roll a little on a stop and act as it says, like a bunch of little fingers reaching out to grab pavement.

Definitely a quality design. I appreciate you sharing that!

**For those onlookers reading these posts, as best as these are, the tires I'm after are not these.
They just have lines lengthwise, and not across. Almost like a treaded Slick**
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
I'm not sure how wide they would blow up but I will mount one and see. As for the brand, I am not sure either. I got these tires in lieu of a trade because the person I sold a bike to didn't quite have enough money so he offered to trade me those tires and a few other parts. I took them because they were usa-made. Wish I knew how to check the date code to see what era they were made. Maybe someone reading this thread knows how?
They're interesting. Cant say I've seen another set like them, but I'd be happy to do a little research for both our curiosities.
 
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