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How do I I.D. a clincher rim vs. a tubular?

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Old 08-30-05, 06:36 AM
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How do I I.D. a clincher rim vs. a tubular?

The title says it all...by looking at a rim, how can I tell if it is a clincher or a tubular? Is there a lip on the inside rim of one, but not the other?

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Is there a lip on the inside rim of one, but not the other?

Exactly. A clincher rim will have vertical "walls" on both sides that contain the tire beads. A tubular rim will have a smooth slightly concave outer face.
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