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Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Belliott3 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:57 am

Does anyone have a source for new metal stemmed inner tubes? I'm in need of a full set of metal stemmed inner tubes for my 1910, both 30 x 3 and 30 x 3.5 tubes. Any suggestions? Lang's told me they are on back order and have been for quite some time. I tried using the rubber stemmed inner tube on my clincher and the stem is way too short; it doesn't protrude far enough past the wooden fello and makes it extremely difficult to install!


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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Lgitts » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 am

Try Lucas Tire. They had them in stock. I bought a set and they seem fine.

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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by CudaMan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 am

I bought mine direct from Universal Tire.

https://www.universaltire.com/tubes-and ... s2233.html
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Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:58 am

The inevitable often happens.
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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:18 am

I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Allan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:40 pm

Tractor/truck tyre suppliers will have screw-on brass extensions which will allow you to use the tubes you have. They come in multiple lengths and with/without bends.
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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Original Smith » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:02 pm

If you use the one Steve posted, it may or may not be correct. It must be a Schrader 777 or 888 to work on a T. The ones supplied by the vendors are not correct, so there is no reason to waste you time. The best bet is to find originals, and install them yourself by removing the rubber stem. I've been doing this for years.

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Re: Metal stemmed inner tubes

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:03 pm

I'll disagree partially with Larry. While 777 and 888 are correct, 724 and 725 will work on a T even though they're larger and not correct. How do I know? Because my 1915 is currently wearing them. Nobody will know unless they take the covers off. :)
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