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Rob Manley03/09/2009 21:16:02
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hey folks,  somewhere in the past i recall someone describing a way of making miniature tyres.  Can someone help me in either giving me an accurate description or telling me where i can find information on this.  Really they need to be able to withstand the kind of wear that a cycle would handle.  I need to produce two 1.75 X 9.5" with a specific tread pattern. 
 
 Rob. 
Frank Dolman04/09/2009 06:38:35
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    Some threads are coming out too wide and being obscured by the ads.  This is one of them.  I thought that this trouble had been cured weeks back.
Colin Reed04/09/2009 06:57:39
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Yes I've got the wide thread problem on this post to, I'm using Firefox under Linux. I would guess the problem is to do with the width of the link posted by russell. In most forums I've used you can give a link a shorter text title which would probably help. Example below
 
 
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David Clark 104/09/2009 10:39:32
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Hi Rob
i stumbled across this site recently, which describes making tyres using silicon. not sure if they meet your requirements, his are much smaller but maybe its a starting point.
regards
 
russell
 
Hi There
I had to delete this post and reload it as the editing tab was hidden under the adverts.
regards David
 
David Clark 104/09/2009 10:41:25
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Hi There
We have not sorted the long link problem.
I normally just shorten the link.
If anyone spots any more long links, please let me know.
regards David
Ian S C04/09/2009 12:11:08
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A few years back there was a photo of Ted Joliffe in Smoke Rings test running a wheel with a RTV tyre by towing it around were ever he went,there was more on RTV tyresnot sure if before or after that photo.IAN S.C
Circlip04/09/2009 12:23:16
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Have a look on the G/E websites for RTV specs. Thats General Electric, Another one to scan is flexible urathanes, - Skate board wheels.
 
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Ian S C07/09/2009 12:38:14
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The photo of Ted is not in Smoke Rings,but in the artical Making Rubber Tyers by William R.Smith,in ME vol 165 no 3877 page 98.IAN S.C
Rob Manley08/09/2009 18:25:43
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Thanks for the post guys, I've now concluded that manufacturing tyres is not an option.  I have located some tyres which would be suitable but not perfect for what i want them for.  The only issue i have is that they only appear to be available across the pond in the US and all the companies found will not deliver to the UK, one will but they want silly money and being at uni, this is not an option.  Now, is there a kind cousin which would purchase these and ship them to me using the cheapest delivery firm possible and help out a fellow model engineer? 
 
Once it is more complete i will post a link to my construction website to let you fellas what this is all for
 
 
  Cheers all, Rob.
russell09/09/2009 00:46:12
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Hi Rob
 
my wife found herself in the same position, a US supplier not willing to consider the existance of a customer outside the border. She found on ebay a number of agents who will purchase and ship on your behalf, for a very small fee.
 
at work so cant locate the exact seller, let me know if you need more.
 
russell
Rob Manley15/09/2009 20:07:25
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Thanks russel, i have since found a friend who is going to the US over christmas and is willing to pop two in his suitcase.  Job done.  You can see what they are for in my post within the IC section. Rob.
Ian S C08/11/2009 11:00:53
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Saw some tyres in the pet department of one of or large retail shops,about 100mm dia,good tread,built to look like a car tyre,must be quite tough,made to be chewed by the dog.IAN S C

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