How to: Stretch an old clincher tire

1909 advertisement for Firestone Non Skid tires

 

Clincher tires can be tough to mount sometimes. One thing┬áthat can cause trouble is when the tire sits unused in new condition for a few years. The tire “shrinks” somewhat, and it also gets hard. One enterprising Model T mechanic developed a solution years ago. We don’t know who he is, but thank you who ever you are or were! Continue reading “How to: Stretch an old clincher tire”