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700c steel rims and folding tires..?

Old 01-13-21, 04:11 PM
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700c steel rims and folding tires..?

I am getting closer to assembling my sixties something Torpado but I have a question. Can I run folding gumwall tires (700c x 28) on these steel rims or do I have to go with wire bead..?
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They are hookless, right? Can't remember.

If so, then I would stick with wire bead personally.
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