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H: Hubs, Wheels and Tyres Buying tyres for Rapide

danno

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Hi
I need to replace both tyres on my C Rapide as they have hairline cracks (bike was laid up for a few years).
Standard size rims so looking at same type again.
Avon Speedmaster MkII 3.00 S20 front
Avon SM MkII 3.25/3.50 S19 rear

Did see them on Classictyres website a few years ago but was wondering if there’s any other
U.K outlets for mail order classic tyres that people here use.
Any help appreciated.
Dan
 

Nulli Secundus

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Wheel House Tyres in Coleshill, Birmingham, do telephone and on-line mail order of the tyres you want.

I have used them several times.
 

BigEd

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Wheel House Tyres in Coleshill, Birmingham, do telephone and on-line mail order of the tyres you want.

I have used them several times.
Same here, used them for years, the only place I buy bike tyres from. I usually take my wheels in and let them put the new tyres on as it is only about half an hour away for me, probably a bit too far away for you to visit.
 

brian gains

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Having hunted around for tyres Avon SM Mkll 3:50 x 19 and Dunlop TT100 100/90 x 18 over the last couple of years I have obtained the best price from the Bay.
 

Nulli Secundus

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They have the front but no sign of a SM MkII 19 inch.
 

danno

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I usually take my wheels in and let them put the new tyres on as it is only about half an hour away for me, probably a bit too far away for you to visit.
Thanks.
Yes, probably would too if I was up that way. I’ve got a bead breaker and tools so hopefully not too bad a job as they’re tube type.
 

danno

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Tha
Thanks.
That looks like the one. Forgot they’re called AM7.
As long as it’s the same as what I have fitted which is marked:
SM MkII 3.25/3.50 S19.
 

danno

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Thanks for the replies. I’ll get the pair from Wheelhousetyres.
Not seeing a 20” tube for the front though. I’ll ask when I order.
 

vibrac

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Thanks for the replies. I’ll get the pair from Wheelhousetyres.
Not seeing a 20” tube for the front though. I’ll ask when I order.
I dont think there are any you just have to stretch things I think...
 

Marcus Bowden

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Do like the KiWI's silicone the inside of the rim and put the tyre on the TUBELESS system !
bananaman.
 

timetraveller

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Sorry Marcus. Are you saying that you use tubeless tyres on spoked wheels? Is the silicone used to seal the spoke nipples and the edges of the tyre? Is the rubber band which normally protects the tube from the nipple ends used to help the sealing with the silicone? Just trying to understand.
 

roy the mechanic

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Motor Wheel Service have been selling tubeless wire wheels for cars for donkeys years. Fitted loads of them, no comebacks! There is a youtube how to on bike wheels. Not sure if I fancy having a go personally.
 

danno

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The Speedmaster Mkii is a tube type tyre though. Don’t even know if there is a tubeless tyre available for the standard front wheel.
Maybe most people stretch a 19” tube as suggested.
 

Comet Rider

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Sorry Marcus. Are you saying that you use tubeless tyres on spoked wheels? Is the silicone used to seal the spoke nipples and the edges of the tyre? Is the rubber band which normally protects the tube from the nipple ends used to help the sealing with the silicone? Just trying to understand.
Hi Norman,
There are a number of companies who will supply or convert tubed rims suitable for tubeless tyres.
The modern Honda Africa Twin is a prime example, and uses a special tape supplied by 3M to seal the spokes.

Neil
 

Marcus Bowden

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I've never gone tubeless Norman, it's just that I heard what some KiWi's do but it could be their INGINUETY getting ahead of them. All my bikes have 21" front except the "D" & a "C" Comet so it's been a case of carrying two spare tubes when touring until last year when I put a 21" WM 4 rim on the rear of the "A" rap so only carry one spare now on that bike. but haven't really tried it yet and don't think I'm strong enough to do it, but Vincent Speet might be able to handle it, Mike Tyler was frightened by it in 2016 when Harvey & I did Route 66. It tends to tank slap at low speeds but my panniers are usually loaded and far back in order to carry 14 litres of fuel or in the case of the "A" at that time doing the Scandinavian tour extra 7 litres of oil and another 5 litres given to me by Neville Higgens to get home.
 

Old Bill

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Dan, National Bike Tyres mail order, Speedmaster 20 inch front, Roadrunner 4.10 x 19 rear, £74 each, in stock. Rim tapes and Michelin tubes also available, ask about front tube size, current advise seems to be stretch 19". Very helpful, reasonable carriage costs, recommended. Good luck....
 

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