The fabulous Blockley 820x120 beaded edge / clincher tyre that you can use with absolute confidence.
Our period correct looking Blockley range of beaded edge tyres has finally put a stop to the misery of Beaded edge motoring for those that use their cars!
|Rim diameter||820 x 120 Rim|
|Rim width (recommended)||820 x 120 Rim Only|
Also quoted as size 32x5 in period. Original fitment on 3 litre Bentley, Lancia Lambda and many Edwardian cars.
So many Edwardian and Vintage cars fitted with the 820 x 120 size have historically been forced to change to later wheels and fatter smaller diameter tyres, because of the dire quality and hideously high prices of the beaded edge tyres available from the so called specialist wholesalers, which wore out in no time (which have since been reduced in price since the Blockley tyres . . .). All these owners can now revert back to the correct 820 x 120 wheels and Blockley Beaded Edge tyres, with all the advantages that beaded edge offers. Light steering, spidery good looks and lovely handling in the manner intended by the designer of the vehicles.
It is really important that customers also fit the equivalent Blockley inner tube with the tyres, because we are the only manfacturer and supplier of the correct fitting"Blockley Superior" tubes, whereas the self appointed expert Wholesaler suppliers sell you the same tube for whatever tyre size you ask for, and tell you that is okay because of the brand name. Fitting the wrong sized tube (even if the sizes on it includes the tyre size) in a beaded edge tyre is not a recipe for trouble free motoring, and is a waste of time, effort and expenditure!
These 820x120 Blockley tyres allow you to experience the delightful looks and light steering that the cars were designed for, without the trauma of continual breakdowns and unreliability, which is has been a feature of beaded edge use due to teh poor quality of the tyres (and tubes) available until Blockley came along to do teh job properly, only because we need good product ourselves and many have asked us for this. Customers who drove to Italy and back for the Lancia Centenary could not believe how their cars behaved, and one of them even impressed that the "tyres still had the pips on them"and were virtually unworn! Many people have even chosen to race on them with unbelievable results - they handle so much better and no one has yet managed to wear anything out!
It is interesting that since the Blockley range of Beaded Edge tyres was introduced, the lack luster rival brands offered by the 'Classic' Tyre wholesalers such as Longstone Tyres, Vintage Tyres, Northants Tyres etc. simultaneously slashed the prices of the sizes Blockley makes. But these reduced priced tyres are still the same product which, had they been of suitable quality, there would have been no need to make the Blockley range! This demonstrates how just he existence of The Blockley Tyre Company is causing a lowering of prices for those not buying a Blockley.
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