The Blockley 760 x 90 tyre. A fantastic beaded edge tyre with correct period tall dimensions, that you can use with confidence.
|Rim diameter||760x90 Rim|
|Rim width (recommended)||760x90 Rim Only|
Popular on many early models of Veteran De Dion Bouton, and a size in use up to the mid 1920's. Our Blockley tread pattern happens to be the most authentic looking for these De Dions, not to be confused with the twin stud pattern of the smaller 26x3 we also make for the earlier De Dions. The Blockley 760x90, unlike every alternative brand available today, has the correct taller diameter as they should be. This robust Blockley is the best made 760x90 tyre that has ever been made.
The Blockley beaded edge range was embarked on only because what else was available was of a quality inferior to what was available in the 1920's and we wanted something that could be used without the trauma of what has become the modern day beaded edge phenomenon.
So spread the word, especially because the De Dion Club in the UK has a deal with Longstone Tyres that they get paid to make sure these superb Blockley De Dion specific tyres cannot be mentioned or advertised in the De Dion Club magazine! We have been told only Longstone Tyres are allowed to advertise and sell to Club members. Unfortunately when something good like Blockley comes along, there is a lot of politics from some parties to try and suffocate it! We take their interest and the shenanigans they get up to as a compliment, and we know this is not the only Car Club with this policy. . .
Please also note that no manufacturer, other than us at Blockley, makes a correctly sized inner tube for a 760x90 tyre, even though Michelin have been selling a tube marked 760x90 through the usual Classic tyre wholesaler "experts" for decades, but which are the wrong size. You would have thought since the wholesalers Longstone Tyres occasionally fit these, and give all knowing advice and profer videos on how to do all this, that they would already have worked this out. What do you think? These Michelins are far too big in diameter and too small in section and nothing to do with the size 760x90 printed on the side. No wonder people have trouble, but these Tyre Wholesalers just keep pushing them! "But it's a great brand and look how thick it is and buy some more at circa £70 each" will be their retort! " You must buy a Pirelli or a Michelin, buy the brand, brand, brand". Because you can charge a load more for life enhancing "brand". We even know someone in The Netherlands who ended up running his De Dion wheels filled solid with expanding foam rather than have more punctures on the London to Brighton Run. Life really is too short for this sort of thing, and it sucks the pleasure out of what is after all a hobby, the only purpose it seems being to line the pockets of the people who have set themselves up as the expert Classic tyre wholesalers, and who simultaneously do their damnedest to shut the Blockley project down, to make sure of their market share with their "buddies". I suppose that's part of what makes them great businessmen.
It is recommended that our 760x90 tyres be fitted with correct size "Blockley Superior" 760x90 tubes (£32 + vat) if you want to avoid problems. And you'll be pleased to see the the Blockleys are around half the price of the "Michelin brand". You'll find at Blockley this is a regular occurrence with our tyres and tubes, where the best is often half what the "big brands" can get away with, yet the product is infinitely better in every aspect. We don't have to include the mark ups the wholesalers require, Blockley can just concentrate on making the very best that can be made.
The beaded edge Blockley range allows you to experience the delightful looks and light steering that the cars were designed for, without the trauma of continual breakdowns and unreliability, and having to keep your fingers crossed while driving, which is why so many have unfortunately converted to more modern well base rims where they could. And those that couldn't or refused to, have to take it and lump it, up until now.
These Blockley 760x90 tyres are the best beaded edge tyres ever produced, not only because they are produced to period specifications, but also by using improved materials that were unavailable at the time. And Blockley is about making the best, not about being the most profitable, because we are ourselves car people with great vehicles that need decent wholesome correct product, whereas the big companies and their agents are in it for profit making (although there will be much Corporate talk of commitment and tradition and how they actually love us etc) which they do by controlling the market and trying to choke off any sales that they don't control. Capitalism at its best!