[ROVERNET - UK] wire wheels - mounting

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Thu Aug 3 23:54:07 BST 2006

You need tubes, the wheels are Not sealed.
Yes, bands to cover spoke tops, a la bicycle (which is the best transport, and brought Rover to fame with the Rover Safety Bicycle, in 1886 I think).


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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Jim Cumberland
Sent: Friday, 4 August 2006 8:48 am
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Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] wire wheels - mounting

I decided to start a new thread because this is a little OT from the other one.  When I get tires mounted on my wheels, would it make sense to send the wheels to Dayton or another reputable specialist.  The local tire shop has been very good ot me, but when I asked them if they did wire wheels they said "we can."  Not confidence inspiring . . .. 

My knowledge of wire wheels is pretty minimal.   This is the first set I've had.  

I assume that I need a band for each wheel.  Is there anything else that I shiould have done to them (any special valcve stem, etc.)?  What about tubes, even though the tires will be brand-new radials?  Also, any suggestions on tire brand?   I usually get Michelin, but have thought about a set of red or gold banded tires, maybe with thin white walls, if I can get them.



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