On 5/10 I got a chance to put on the new tire and put everything back together. I started up the Helix and got to riding.
Over the past two days, I removed the front tire and had it replaced. The tire is the original one from 1996 and needed to be replaced with a new one before it rotted or broke while I was riding. I don’t have the tools to replace the tire on the rim myself so I took it to a shop called Homer’s Cycles to have it done by a professional. I got a call back the next day from them telling me it was done and ready to be picked up.