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Unless you are talking about the sort of rim that has separate side rings that could be reversed to allow use of either clincher or straight side tires I can't imagine even trying to do such a thing. The tire would blow off the rim almost as soon as it was inflated.

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Clincher tires don't have a steel reinforcement inside the bead to keep them on the wheel. This is because they have to stretch at the bead to go on the clincher rim. Once they are on, the hooked rim is what keeps them on. On a straight sided rim, I would expect the tire to come off, and violently.

 

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But the rope wrap trick for clincher rims is the opposite of what ak posted about.

 

With a clincher rim, and grooves full of rope, and a straight sided tire, you should be fine because the straight sided tire has the bead reinforcement needed to stay on the rim. The biggest problem would be stretching the straight sided tire over the rim to get it on because it is designed not to stretch. Still, it was done occasionally back in the day.

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Thanks a lot for the considered comments.  What was said regarding the lack of reinforcement in the lip of the clincher puts an end to the discussion.  Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment. 

John

 

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