I agree - wire beaded tires only. I recently purchased just a cheap pair of Bontrager wire beaded tires 700x25c for my old Weinmann concave rims (which are also straight sided) that solved the problem of constant flats I was having with Kevlar beaded tires purchased on ebay.
Eric Meddaugh San Carlos, CA usa ---
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jerome & Elizabeth Moos Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:55 PM To: Roger Hirsch; CR List Subject: Re: [CR]NISI clincer rims
Wire bead clincher tires, not too narrow, moderate pressure. Depending on tire design and width, you can usually go to 80-85 psi. Maybe 90 psi. More than that is usually risky. A Panaracer Pasela 28mm wire bead at 85 psi usually works for me on straight-side rims. 28mm is wide enough that 85 psi should be adequate.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Roger Hirsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: While building up a couple of NISI MERCURIO D'ORO 1977 clincher wheels for my Girardengo, I noticed that they are straight sided. Is there a tire(s) that works best with this type of "non-hook" rim? I searched the CR archives without success. (maybe I need help with that process!)
Roger Hirsch Dundee, OR
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