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Boot is not a term I have heard before but I had figured out it is a patch of some sort. In 1965 my hometown was celebrating our 100 year anniversary with all kinds of events and a parade. My parents road a bicycle built for two in the parade. In order to get it road worthy (dry rotted tires) my dad wrapped both the front and rear tires with electrical tape. I still have the bike. One of those project I hope to get to one day. A restoration project. The bike still has the front badge. It was made by one of the two companies that merged to become Huffy.

Picture of bike with tire wrapped. [photos.app.goo.gl]

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"The bike still has the front badge. It was made by one of the two companies that merged to become Huffy."
I had to go look that up because I had no idea about Huffy. I have a Huffy bike, bought back in the '70's I believe. Definitely not an antique.
According to wikipedia, Huffy (originally Huffman Manufacturing) hasn't merged with any other bicycle maker, although they did buy out a west coast bicycle assembler. The originally build bikes under the "Dayton" brand. That may be what's on the front badge of yours.
Cool bike though. thumbs_up


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They used to use rags to stuff inside of tires when they had no boot.. I got this information from my dad also along with the boot stories .. a bit off from the boot heading ,,I dont care as I started this post ,, but he told of at least once running out of gas when he and his brother in laws were out on the town ,you all got my permision to do the same
,they poured two botlles of whiskey in the tank and made it home ,, this was when the gas tank was right in front of the windshield

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Most rear steers were turn of the century. The male would typically sit in the rear position and steered the bike from there. https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/tandem.jpg https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rear_steering_tandem-copy.jpg

I never did own a rear steer. Closest I got was a 1946 Schwinn Tandem and a 1970's Schwinn Twinn. Funny thing about tandem bicycles. They take up a lot of space. http://www.bunchobikes.com/shop4.JPG http://www.bunchobikes.com/shop7.JPG

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Originally Posted by MNSmith
Most rear steers were turn of the century. The male would typically sit in the rear position and steered the bike from there. https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/tandem.jpg https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rear_steering_tandem-copy.jpg

I never did own a rear steer. Closest I got was a 1946 Schwinn Tandem and a 1970's Schwinn Twinn. Funny thing about tandem bicycles. They take up a lot of space. http://www.bunchobikes.com/shop4.JPG http://www.bunchobikes.com/shop7.JPG
I did not know they made rear steer tandem bikes ,, I have a Schwinn Traveler that I bought some 20 years ago , just a one seater and plan on selling it this summer when our daughter has a garage sale ,, I bought new tires couple years ago and did not know at the time that there is differnt size 26 inch ones ,, the ones I got were really hard to put on so I put the wheel in the coldest place I could and heated up the tires and verily got them mouted ,, I also put a heavy rubber band in the wheel that acts like a boot ,,as we have goat heads here and they flatten tires easily

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Yes, the front badge on the bike is from the pre-Huffy Dayton company. Also, it was 1964, not 65

Bicycle front badge [photos.app.goo.gl]

You can see my mom has her feet up on the passenger pegs while my dad pedals and steers.
Video of my parents on bike in 1964. [facebook.com]

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Originally Posted by dgrinnan
Yes, the front badge on the bike is from the pre-Huffy Dayton company. Also, it was 1964, not 65

Bicycle front badge [photos.app.goo.gl]

You can see my mom has her feet up on the passenger pegs while my dad pedals and steers.
Video of my parents on bike in 1964. [facebook.com]
I am not able to down load the video of your parents on the 1964 bike .. have ya got any still photos ?

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On the farm I watched my dad put boots in many tires and later, with my first old bike I booted a tire on it. Hey it beat walking.
I also watched the old tire store do vulcanizing.....memories ate great and makes us realize we're a dying breed.
Without the plastic credit cards a lot of folks would be "patching" stuff today!!!!


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[quote=Achipmunk]On the farm I watched my dad put boots in many tires and later, with my first old bike I booted a tire on it. Hey it beat walking.
I also watched the old tire store do vulcanizing.....memories ate great and makes us realize we're a dying breed.Memories are great and in rememberence of fixing flats along with breaking down the beads by running over them with your tire on your car are just some of them memories.. How about using the tin lid of a Camel repair kit and scratch the area where you are to put the patch on,,,,,,,,,,and then take the book of matches out of your pocket and light the glue and blow it out and put the patch on.. ?

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