The fantastic quality Blockley 820x120 beaded edge / clincher type 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 / Clincher motoring for those that use their cars, while at teh same time offering exceptional longevity. It is now possible to revert back to these tyres will full confidence.
|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 so many Edwardian cars, right through to the later 1920's.
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 / Clincher tyres available from the so called Classic specialist wholesalers. It is interesting how they have finally reduced their prices since the Blockley tyres have been made . . . but it's not only about the price. The Blockleys have been made because what was available was not something we would wish to use ourselves. All 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 with total reliability.
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 hallmark of beaded edge use due to the way things were done by the Wholesalers that get these things made. This 820x120 was made 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 when they got back! 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 we thought them suitable quality, there would have been no need to make the Blockley range of beaded edge / clincher tyres! This even 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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