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by IanHurrell
4 Sep 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: 26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation

Thanks gents,
Just ordered marathon HS420 in 44-584.
Was the "more pleasant to ride" that clinched it.
by IanHurrell
3 Sep 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 360

26 x 1 1/2 (584) Modern Tyre Recommendation

Hello All Just bought a Elswick Hooper trade bike circa 1950 as a replacement for an identical one that got nicked. Anyway, this one has non original 1 1/2 wheels (as apposed to 1 3/4) which i'm quite happy with as i think i can get some quality modern puncture resistant tyres. I'm looking for recom...
by IanHurrell
20 Jun 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Westwood Rims I Think. Need Help Identifying
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Westwood Rims I Think. Need Help Identifying

Hello Everyone. I need to buy the best tyres i can for these rims. This is what is printed. Photos attached. 26 x 1/2 020 type 112 steel schurmann Made in West Germany From a GPO Postie bike form around 60s or 70s. It has rod brakes If anyone can help suggest a brand and tyre spec I'd be very gratef...
by IanHurrell
30 Apr 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ball Baring Sizes for my Elswick Hopper Trade Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Ball Baring Sizes for my Elswick Hopper Trade Bike

I plan to overhaul my bottom bracket and headset on my cicra 1950 trade bike. The same as this https://tradesmansbike.wordpress.com/1951-elswick-hopper-%E2%80%98model-w%E2%80%99-tradesmans-bike/ Could anybody hazard a guess as to what size ball bearings i would need? I don't want to dismantle and th...
by IanHurrell
30 Apr 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims

Brucey! Thanks for this. The tyre I ordered got lost in the post. I was about to reorder when i saw your message. I'm 99% sure then that on my old butcher's trade bike i have ... "26 x 1-3/4" tyres fit onto rims with a 571" and tyres as per your link. I managed to buy plenty of these ...
by IanHurrell
30 Mar 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims

Thanks guys
I made a type in my original posts. Wheels are 26 by 1 3/4
Just ordered a Marathon Plus in that size. Let's hope they fit on the Westwood rims without too much swearing.

will report back
by IanHurrell
19 Mar 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Alternative Tyres For Westwood Rims

I've been ridding my 1950ish Elswick Hopper trade bike everyday for about twenty years. I've been through a lot of tyres. I've had a lot of punctures but this has got a bit better with puncture proof inner tape. I don't seem to be able to find quality tyres for westwood (rod pull) rims. I would like...