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Posted by: TJ TITLE: AGE / VALUE:   Wooden Rims
Wooden rims: I have a pair of 25" (that~s what the tape said) with a oval branded into the rim that says "E.J.??D?LL ALMA, MIC" with a Morrow rear hub and I assume the same kind for the front rim. But the valve hole is too narrow and I have never had the gutz to drill them out for a standard valve.(a new set of red tires are just waiting for the drilling) Is there any use for them in this day and age with the small valve hole? I just can~t get myself to cut these great rims. I may have to sell them since I can~t do the modifications to ride them. Your thoughts are welcomed.
Is Ebay the best place to list?
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Posted by Brian
You mentioned "new tires". Do you mean new reproduction, possibly made by Universal? If so those are hollow core tires and the valve stem is a dummy. You cant add air to those tires. Some had a thin threaded brass valve stem and some had a rubber covering. If they are rubber covered, you could take a sharp knife or razor blade and trim the rubber from the stem to fit the hole. Those tires must be cemented to the rims to be ridden.


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Posted by Kurt K
Sounds like they take Presta valves, not Schrader. You~ll probably have better luck asking this question at the Vintage Lightweights section.

Take care,

Kurt
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