Well, today we’re back to average sized bikes once again. And even better, it’s an average sized department store bike! This OTS sent in by Michael C. is a Free Spirit Green Briar. A sensible bike, sensibly appointed, parked if front of a sensible Volvo wagon—makes sense.
This is my father’s bike that he purchased at Sears some time ago. This bike is just like my father, conservative, understated, and from another time. As far as I know it is all original with the exception of the rear tire. While helping me complete my cycling merit badge while I was 17, my father, Dante, had a blow out and the tire was unrepairable. He got a black wall tire but it just doesn’t look the same. Now the front needs replacement and I’d like your help trying to find tires. I’d like to stick with a gumwall tire with the same tread I have in the picture. In one of your old posts you named the tread but I can’t find the post or what you named it. Thanks in advance.
Michael, I don’t think they make that tread pattern any longer, but you can’t go wrong with this: Cheng Shin C638 Raised Center Tire 26