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45 Years Ago: April 1978 in Bicycling magazine

Old 05-17-23, 01:38 PM
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This link explains the early use of "clincher" tires:


Pre 1900's detachable tires used a hooked bead, but did not have wire in the bead. The tire was held onto the rim with inner air pressure, forcing the bead into a groove on the inside of the rim. Jim Merz
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
There's a little more, but it is only two pages in total...


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Thanks again! That last paragraph sums it up nicely.
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