RE: [CR]Wired-on vs. clincher

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Subject: RE: [CR]Wired-on vs. clincher
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:48:18 -0400
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From: "Silver, Mordecai" <>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <>

John Betmanis wrote:

"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.


If I remember correctly, it was Dick Swann, in his "Question Man" column in Bicycling! magazine. Every time someone wrote in referring to "clinchers," he would (rather pedantically, I think) correct them, saying that clinchers were a long extinct type of tire.

Mordecai Silver