Replacement tires - Newbie Question!
I'm trying to get my running gear in order on my 1970 Safari single axle.
-Brakes dont work!
-Axle is marginal (level, maybe slightly above)
-Wheels 6-lug and dirty, a little rusty.
-Tires 700x15 -Lots of tread, sidewall deteroirating
I need to be as cost effective as possible to make this safe. Labor is no problem, expensive parts are!
I'm planning on:
- Replacing brakes with new 12"x2 Dexter package.
- Leave axle for now.
- Clean up wheels & paint.
- Replace Tires.
- Get Spare
I'm having a hard time locating 700 15 tires in northern Ohio. Any idea where I might be able to buy within 100 miles of Cleveland? If not, can I put a more common tire on this rim? Is it more prudent to replace the rim & tire with something more mainstream right now? What size should I be looking at?