Vintage Bicycle Repair and Riding: American and English Bicycles
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Hercules Three Speed
Today brought a change of tires to the 1946 Hercules Model C. These new tires are a relatively recent offering from Kenda tires. They are a ISO 590 26 x 1 3/8 roadster tires. Unlike the usual Kenda or Duro tires, these have a version of the treads used on Kenda's Raleigh DL-1 tires. They have an "all 'rounder" tread rather than a street or smooth tread.
The tires run reasonably smoothly and handle light road debris well.
The weather this time of year is especially good for riding: often cool and dry. It's time to get rides in before the colder, shorter days, arrive.