Inner tube band...

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LHistorian
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Inner tube band...

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Hey Folks,

Had a question or two about the inner tube bands for my helmet.
1. I'd like to use one, so can I just cut up a modern one and use it? I had heard somewhere that they had to be of Red color?? or can it just be the norm black?

2. Anyone know where I can pick up an inner tube? Still in the process of setting up a paypal, so at the moment ebay is out, anyone know of another place or avenue to find one?

Thanks in advance mates!
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I have read that the early war ones were red (reddish?).
Later war bands were (again, I read this somewhere!) were black/very dark. Photos seem to show a black color. The bands are not always perfect, cut cut with a knife, and irregular, IE, not perfectly straight.

I don't use one since I fear having something that to a tyre expert will stand out as wrong. However, at the same time, I suspect a modern tyre tube from truck supply garage will work, especially if you avoid any writing on it (maybe "Continental" would be good though!).

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Go to a tyre fitting workshop and see if they have any punctured truck inner tubes of a suitable size. I had a hunt in my local ones disposal skip and pulled three different sized ones out and luckily one was ideal. If you cut in cross-section (i.e in a radial fashion outwards from the centre) you can equip your entire unit from a single tyre!
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Thanks for the info gents! Now the search begins :mrgreen:
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Most modern cars do not have inner tubes... but old Land Rovers still use them :wink:

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Post by shultz wuffenbach »

[quote="Jaws"]Most modern cars do not have inner tubes... but old Land Rovers still use them


9.00 x 16 I would assume would be a good size tube to use.....(also the same size as some tractor front tyres)

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