Originally Posted by kilfarsnar
So I guess I was correct then. Rim+Tire=Wheel, right?
is the outer part of the wheel to which the tire is mounted
the rim has a certain profile
including a bead seat
to hold the tire in place
in the case of bicycles a wheel
is built by lacing a rim
to a hub with spokes
in the automotive case the whole wheel is cast / forged or pre-welded
The Wheel and Tyre Bible
is an excellent resource for further information.
Now let's get back on topic