Does anybody know where I can get either new or original metal inner tube stems for 21 inch wood wheels? Do any of the suppliers sell new ones?
Stephen - For a good selection of original metal inner tube stems, look at swap meets that have lots of older parts, like Hershey and Chickasha.
Check Lang's or Snyders. They should have them in stock.
Did you look at Lang's catalog or on line? I know they have them.
Bratton's has them:
28-29 METAL STEM ONLY
For Year(s): 28-29
Original clamp-in style stem. Cut rubber stem out, insert metal stem inside tube, then put bridge washer down over stem followed by locknut. These are the same stems used in (# 2210). Stem includes bridge washer, nut and valve.
I think you will find that the V/Stems mentioned in the above links will not fit the 21inch wood wheels. They are more suited to the Wire Wheels. They may fit but you won't be able to fit the proper dust covers.
Regards, John Page Australia.
My mistake. The I think the link I provided for the clamp-in is a 2in. stem and he needs 3-3/8. This is one you would have to vulcanize, or else Lang's also sells the tubes already made-up.:
Type in MT3 on Langs site.
To my knowledge, NO ONE makes correct metal stems for tubes. You will have to find them at swap meets if you want the correct stems.