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Clincher Tires or Beaded edge Tyres

Beaded Edge Tyre Beaded edge tyres or clincher tires are an unreliable technology, which is why they stopped using Clincher rims and Beaded edge tyres. Please bear in mind that in period beaded edge tyres (clincher tires) regularly punctured and came off the clincher wheel rim.

For example; the French 1908 Grand Prix run over 769.88 km which is only 478.38 miles one of the reasons that Christian Lautenschlager won in his 140hp Mercedes which was using beaded edge tyres (or clincher tires) was because he only had 22 punctures.

Beaded Edge Tyres

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26x2 1/2 Dunlop Twin Stud Tyre 660 64 POA
26x2 1/2 Ensign Tyre 700 55 £89.00
26x3 Dunlop Twin Stud Tyre 705 85 POA
26x3 Ensign Tyre 705 85 £95.00
28x3 Excelsior Tyre 708 71 £163.00
28x3 Ensign Tyre 727 75 £105.00
30x3 Wards Riverside Tyre 787 98 £109.00
30x3 Wards Riverside All White Tyre 787 98 £189.00
30x3 Excelsior Tyre 762 76 £179.00
30x3 Firestone Tyre 762 76 £189.00
30x3 1/2 Firestone Tyre 795 99 £197.00
30x3 1/2 Wards Riverside Tyre 790 98 £125.00
30x3 1/2 Wards Riverside All White Tyre 790 98 £189.00
30x3 1/2 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 795 93 POA
30x3 1/2 Excelsior Tyre 800 102 £169.00
710x90 Ensign Chevron Cord Tyre 705 90 £189.00
710x90 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 724 93 POA
710x90 Excelsior Tyre 692 92 £212.00
715x115 Waymaster Tyre 714 115 £175.00
730x130 Excelsior Tyre 725 125 £321.00
760x90 Ensign Chevron Tyre 770 93 £197.00
760x90 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 770 93 POA
760x90 Excelsior Tyre 770 94 £268.00
765x105 Excelsior Tyre 783 105 £410.00
810x90 Waymaster Cord Tyre 823 93 £165.00
810x90 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 823 93 POA
810x90 Excelsior Tyre 823 94 £260.00
815x105 Ensign Chevron Cord Tyre 821 106 £245.00
815x105 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 843 106 POA
815x105 Excelsior Tyre 803 99 £260.00
820x120 Ensign Chevron Cord Tyre 820 115 £249.00
820x120 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 828 121 POA
820x120 Excelsior Tyre 794 108 £295.00
875x105 Waymaster Tyre 879 107 £225.00
875x105 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 904 106 POA
875x105 Excelsior Tyre 870 102 £285.00
880x120 Ensign Chevron Tyre 881 121 £299.00
880x120 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 889 121 POA
880x120 Excelsior Tyre 857 113 £294.00
895x135 Ensign Chevron Cord Tyre 886 135 £349.00
895x135 Dunlop Chevron Tyre 886 135 POA
895x135 Excelsior Tyre 838 133 £387.00

Beaded Edge Tyres Explained​

Prior to 1924, in the veteran and vintage period, the majority of European car manufacturers fitted clincher wheels for use with beaded edge vintage tyres (clincher tires). Some car Manufactures such Ford continued to fit clincher tires (beaded edge tyres) up to the late 20's because they were cheaper and manufacturers like as Sunbeam and Bentley stayed with beaded edge tyres (clincher tires) because kept the steering nice and light.

Why the Edge of the Clincher Tyres are Beaded?

Beaded edge veteran and vintage tyres (clincher tires) have large circumferential ridges of hard rubber (beaded). These beads fit into the hook (clincher) of the clincher wheel rim.

Beaded Edge Vintage Tyre

Beaded edge vintage tyre

Clincher Tires

The Term Clincher tire is the American term for beaded edge tyres. There is no difference between Beaded edge tyres and clincher tires. Beaded edge tyres need a minimum tyre pressure of 60psi is needed to push the beads into the clincher of the rim and keep the clincher tire in place. The most common cause of a beaded edge vintage tyre failure is lack of pressure allowing the tyre to detach itself. Beaded edge tyres (clincher tyres) can only be used with a beaded edge or (clincher) wheel rim.

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