1930s Selbach build


Retro Guru
What a fab restoration! It's given me some push to get going again on my 30's Langsett. What size tyres have you fitted to those rims? I think my old rims may have to be replaced and i'm unsure what to use. I have 26 x 1 1/4 tyres at the moment.

Great work.


Dirt Disciple

Hi, the rims on mine are 26" x 1 3/8", I originally fitted a pair of Michelin World Tour 1 3/8" tyres but then found out that the clearance in between the chain stays was too small.
After a bit of head scratching and thinking I was going to have to rebuild the wheels with 1 1/4 rims, I noticed that I had a pair of new Nutrak 26 x 1 3/8 tyres which - although marked as the same size as the Michelins - when inflated they are 6mm narrower!

26" x 1 1/4" tyres are very hard to find now, I have 2 Record Aces with 1 1/4 rims and have had to fit cheapo Taiwan tyres to them, they look OK but they're only pressure rated to about 60psi max which is alright for the bit of tootling about that they get.