I just removed the tire and tube from the rim off the '22 Centerdoor. Neither the tire or tube are usable but the tube is red and I'm wondering how old this might be. Any information is appreciated. thx
Would guess that red tube dates to the late 20's or late 30's, could have been old stock inserted in the 40's or 50's or so.
Red rubber tubes were considered premium heavy tubes in the day.
It was funny, the tire was inflated. I took it off the rim because it was old and cracked but had good tread. The inner tube was hardened and goo'd up but still held air until I ripped it out. I think you are right on the age Dan. Thx
Had a couple red tubes but not like that
I saw some red tubes, and some grey tubes at Hershey last year, with the old metal valve stems on them. They were old stock.
I was reminded today how these red tubes keep disintegrating when exposed to the air. I have had one hanging for a couple of years and each month there is a piece or two that appears on the floor below it. The gift that keeps on giving.
This red tube, sectioned to see the tire, and flap was posted by someone a while back. Neat view of the clincher bead.
This thread has a lot of good Red Tube information if you have further questions.
That's a good thread Richard, thank you!
Thanks Richard for finding that link. I found 2 red tubes in some balloon tires last year, they were Farris brand..They're still around here somewhere.
Old junkyard humor: When an employee does/says something really stupid, the boss would say, "You've been smoking the RED inner tubes, haven't ya?"
Our 16 has one red and one gray tube in front tires that I believe our original to the car the back tires were replaced in 1941 both red tubes