View single post by Helmut
 Posted: Wed Jul 1st, 2015 09:40 am
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Herb Kephart wrote:
Wonder how an old car wheel with overinflated treadless tire would work-------

Not too well. You have two areas where you rely on friction, one of which ( the rim ) is prone to slipping under load. The other one is critical, too, because you have two elastic surfaces ( the belt and the tyre ) that have a tendency to smear when slippage occurs. Also the starting of such an arrangement would always be with a jerk instead of the smooth transition you'll have with the common belt-on-wood/steel arrangement.
Last, if sufficient lateral force is exerted on the tyre, it may leave the rim, as the belt cannot slip laterally on its surface.

Regards, H.
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