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Old 11-06-12, 09:29 PM   #1
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UNEX Folding bikes...need tires

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I am brand new to this site. I just purchased 2 UNEX folding bicycles. From what I can tell by a few other posts on the internet this was a bike produced in Romania and distributed by UNEX International Corp in Lake Forrest, IL. One person stated that they believed them to be made in about 1960. Both bikes have tires that have dry rot and will not hold air. The size of the tire according to one individual is 20 x 1.75. I am only able to make out a few words on the tires. It says: Cheng Shin Tyre and the word Nylon and states they are to be inflated to 35 psi. Can anybody out there help me? They seem to be really sturdy little bikes and I sure would hate to have to trash them. I would appreciate any information that I can get on them. Thanks!
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you can get tires for those anywhere.. even walmart...
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http://www.ebay.com/sch/Cycling-/729...0+x+1.75+tires
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Old 11-13-12, 12:29 AM   #4
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Thanks for answering. Wal-Mart was the first place I looked and the one I went to didn't have much. I am hoping I got the right tires off the internet. I picked up 4 Cheng Shin C714 Comp III Type Bicycle tire (wire bead, 20 x 1.75" Black wall for $7.80 per tire along with Kenda 20 x 1.5/1.75 Av Low Lead inner tubes. They haven't arrived yet. Much has changed since I owned a bike 40 or so years ago. Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to put them on when they do arrive. Thanks again for responding!
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Old 11-13-12, 12:50 AM   #5
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Hi, you will need some rim tapes as well, from any bike shop, and while you are there pick up a set of modern plastic tyre levers, cheap and worth it.

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