Carlisle tire dating

In 1932 Montgomery Ward advertised a larger-sized, single-tube tire equipped on bicycles they sold.

Although this larger-sized tire was called a “balloon tire,” the more modern clincher-type tire introduced a year later by Arnold Schwinn & Co.

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It was hard rubber strapped to the rim with a wire that was inserted through its center.

This tire did not offer a cushy ride, but it was at least reliable as it could never get a flat.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s the middleweight bicycle was supplanted by the 10-speed lightweight bicycle that rode on a larger 27″ wheel with a tire that was narrower yet at 1 1/4″.

Just as the earlier middleweight tire, the new 27″ lightweight tire held a higher air pressure, once again increasing the stiffness of the ride while reducing rolling resistance.

Another popular tire size available during the balloon-tire and middleweight eras was a tire with a width of 1 3/8″.

Called the “lightweight” tire, it was marked in decimals (1.375) or more commonly in fractions (1 3/8″).

While being of the clincher variety, Schwinn’s balloon-tire differed in its addition of a metal wire inside the beads and the elimination of extra rubber between them. Furthermore, it was necessary to apply a separate rubber strap over the spoke nipples on the rim to protect the inner-tube.

Such tire technology is still used today on modern cruisers as well as on BMX and mountain bikes.

LOADSTAR, GOODYEAR, TREDIT - H188 & TOWMAX brand trailer tires are of the highest quality construction, and are perfect replacements for other brands such as Carlisle, Cooper, Dico, Green Ball, Tow Master and all other & models.

Whether you have an RV trailer or a 5th wheel trailer, your RV trailer tire is the most important item you should consider when it comes to your safety, and that of your home on wheels.

Unlike their previous tire sizes, Schwinn adopted the accepted standard this time rather than introduce their own size.

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