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?
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.
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.
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