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Old 12-12-2021, 07:12 PM
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Repairing 5 White rose tires

Hello all! Just like most things on the market today, white rose replacement tires are out of stock. I have a small tear in mine and was wondering if there is an effective way to repair tears in these wheels.

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Old 12-13-2021, 03:02 PM
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What size are you looking for? I have a pair of used in great condition. 4.5”
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Old 12-13-2021, 06:22 PM
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I have the 5” set. Thanks for the offer though!! There has got to be something that would serve asa good repair material for a small tear in these wheels.

Any suggestions??
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Old 12-13-2021, 06:44 PM
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Install Sullivan Skylites until the White Rose replacement treads are available?
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Old 12-14-2021, 09:31 AM
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Thanks, that is the more expensive option for sure. I will continue looking for the repair option for now.
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A pair of 5" Skylites is around $35. I can't imaging that replacement treads for White Rose wheels is substantially less.
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Old 12-14-2021, 12:48 PM
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Crash, I received your PM. I could not reply as your mailbox is full. I don't have any Skylites for sale. That's just what they go for. It seems a relatively inexpensive option to keep your plane going while you wait for replacements to become available from White Rose


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For all those wondering, White rose (at least on my pair of 5” wheels) use DU-BRO 4.5” wheel and cut out the center of them to fit the Nicely machined wheel hub. I ordered the 4.5” wheel from DU-BRO and will perform the center removal surgery myself.
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Old 12-18-2021, 10:18 AM
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I think yes on the earlier 5" WR wheels they did stretch a dubro onto their hub. Those actually measured 4.8 in as I recall.

I believe on the current wheels they use a different tire, possibly made for WR and they are truly 5in. The tread is entirely different on the new tire only on half the tread face, and Asymmetric is printed on the sidewall. I have both types. You may be correct that you need to remove some if the inner tire, Vern should be able to advise you there. I recently replace one of the newer tires and did have to warm the tire frequently with a heat gun and slowly work it onto the hub. It was a little harder to do than I thought it would be, but I got it done.
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In case anyone needs to find a replacement for the white rose 5” wheel….

I purchased a 4.5” wheel from Dubro and used a vertically oriented drum sander to remove material until the tire was exactly 20mm thick. (I set up a jig to get it exact). After a trial fit (it is unimaginably hard to get a new tire on and off this wheel! No joke!) And a trial spin, I found the wheel to be VERY OUT OF BALANCE. With exact thickness around all points of the wheel, I concluded that there was a very big inconsistency of foam density throughout.. So, i remounted the wheel ( uggggggggg) and taped small metal nuts to the inside rim until the wheel felt balanced while spinning it. I then drilled small recesses on the inside of the foam tire big enough to house the metal nuts and secured them with a drop of CA. The tire is new and spins balanced.

Do not attempt this if you have weak or fragile hands. It was all I could manage to get these things on and off. If you are a cyclist, use your plastic tire levers for changing flats. It helped a bit.

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