From:John Yushkevich e-mail:joseph.preli.farm@gmail.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: Clincher Tire Flaps Date:Fri Dec 10 17:01:25 2021
Response to:7706

I think the flap is around 5".
Definately use both the flap and spoke nipple
strip.
The flap protects the tube from getting
pinched between the edges of the tire.
I have found that the tire quality of
clinchers by manufactures nowadays is part of
the problem. I had a set from Croaker that I
had to cut the inside edge of so they would
fit in the rim.
Good luck to you!! I'm in the midst of
converting my Deluxe to drop centers. After
THREE blowouts....I've had enough..
My Deluxe is too fun! I don't want to be
afraid to ride it!
:John
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I was referring to 'flaps' that prevent tube
wear and potential failure from riding against
the beads like so:

https://www.facebook.com/vahan.dinihanian.14/v
ideos/460458658987525

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About to install some new 385 X 20 tires on
the '22 Deluxe. It
had really old tires / tubes on it with no rim
'flaps'. I
understand that for as much safety as can be
had with
clinchers that you should use rim flaps. Coker
only has ones
8" wide, but Universal Vintage Tire has 20"
dia. X 5".
Question is whether the 5" ones would be
what's needed. Any
other sources for flaps? Tips for
installation?

Thanks

George
Vancouver BC
I used protectors from more modern 400X18
tires,inch and 1/4
wide,enough to cover spoke nipples which is
all you need. Fit
20 " wheel nice and tight

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