from the vendor showcase thread
was wondering what everyone else's thoughts on this design were.
my questions from above thread.
i dont understand how you can get this to work without custom making rings for every different tire on the market. Sidewall thickness's vary greatly between manufactureres (sp?) and even different manuf's lines. how are you dealing with that?
Edit: after looking at the pics again and thinking about it. looks like the outter ring will piviot on the inner "seal ring" thus forcing the outter edge down and clamping the tire IF you did in fact have a real thin sidewalled tire? but that clamping area will be greatly decreased in a situation like that.. instead of clamping along the whole surface of the bead of the tire.. you will only clamp a portion of that surface?
I still think that "seal ring" is a bad idea.
Any real world testing on this new and improved design? what tires? leaks?