tires were leaking so pulled down front tire, only to find natural rubber tubes inside are in perfect condition. valve stem was leaking.
need help in deciding which tire to put back. Bike came with a brand new Metzler 3.25 x 19 tire still wrapped. what shall I do? find a modern tire to install and put back the original Metzler or just install the new Metzler?
will need to fabricate a tire balancing tool with bearings. best tube I could find locally was a Japanese made IRC brand.
after replacing valve stem in rear tire, holding air fine.rear tire appears to be pliable, looks & feels like new. will leave it alone for now.