[CR]Wired-on vs. clincher


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 16:31:44 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
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Subject: [CR]Wired-on vs. clincher

At 03:04 PM 22/07/2007 -0400, dima wrote:
>like to clarify something about the wheels/rims though: both ebay
>auctions for rims that you mentioned specify that the rims are "wired
>on". Excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean? Is it different from
>regular modern "clincher" wheels, and if so (as I'm afraid it is) what
>tires are available currently?

"Wired on" is actually the correct term. A "clincher" is a certain type of antique car tire. More than 20 years ago I remember Bicycling magazine making a big deal of this. Alas, over the years with the Internet helping illiterate people, "clincher" appears to have become accepted usage.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada