Beaded Edge Veteran Tyres
Beaded Edge Tyres
Beaded Edge Tyres Explained
The History of Beaded Edge Veteran Tyres
Prior to 1924, in the veteran and vintage period, the majority of European manufacturers fitted wheels for use with beaded edge vintage tyres (oldtimer tyres), and some continued to do so after this date.
Why the Edge of the Tyres are Beaded
Beaded edge veteran and vintage tyres (oldtimer tyres) have large circumferential ridges of hard rubber (beads). These beads fit into the hook (clincher) of the wheel rim.
Beaded Edge Tyre
A minimum tyre pressure of 60psi is needed to push the beads into the clincher of the rim and keep the tyre 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 (oldtimer tyres) can only be used with a beaded edge wheel rim.