<VV> Wire Wheels Need tubes?

Patrick Murphy litetrix at aol.com
Thu Aug 31 10:09:18 EDT 2017

I use tubes with my Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. I also put additional gaff tape on rim "nipples". Hard to get bead on chrome rims.

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I bought a set of Clark's repo wire wheels.  They were vague on whether I needed to use tubes.  My tire shop said we couldn't use tubes in radial tires, and they were not needed since the wire wheels had a rubberized material covering the nipples of the wires on the inside of the wheel.  So they installed them w/o tubes.

Woke up this morning and one wheel is completely flat.

Is this just a fluke to do I really need tubes?

Art Linden

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