Thread: Best Size Rims?
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:41 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by kilfarsnar View Post
So I guess I was correct then. Rim+Tire=Wheel, right?
no

the rim 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
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