Talk:Tire

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History section - Misattribution and confusion on Vulcanization[edit]

The third paragraph of the history section attributes vulcanization to Goodyear and Robert William Thomson. I suspect this is a reflex, rather than intentional misattribution, since Thomson is mentioned in the first paragraph as having done prior art in pneumatic tires. The reference should be to Thomas Hancock, perhaps with a note on the Goodyear-Hancock(-Moulton) patent controversy: Moulton, an agent in England of Goodyear, is claimed as having showed samples of Goodyear's vulcanized rubber to Hancock in 1843; Hancock took out a patent in England for Vulcanized rubber 8 weeks before Goodrich applied for patent in the US: both were awarded in 1844, Hancock's in May, Goodyear's in June. (This is documented on Wikipedia in articles Vulcanization and Charles Goodyear; also in Mary Bellis' article in About.Com Inventors [1] where Daniel Webster is quoted as saying "Mr. Hancock has been referred to. But he expressly acknowledges Charles Goodyear to be the first inventor," although she does not provide a citation. (One could hope from a transcript of the trial?) However that should work out, Robert William Thompson's name is properly associated with the invention and patenting of the first pneumatic tire, Thomas Hancock and Charles Goodrich with Vulcanization. Tiorbinist (talk) 15:49, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Should be separate diagrams for bias and radial ply versions.[edit]

Far as I know, no tire uses both bias and radial plies of cord, though some use bias direction belts, the belts don't go up the sidewalls. If non-copyright diagrams of both types can be found or created they should replace the single diagram of a tire with both styles. Bizzybody (talk) 20:28, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Good overview source[edit]

This source article in Popular Mechanics was very useful to me in better understanding tyres/tires. Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How Tires Work Tech Update, 21 December 2014. It may be useful to improve the article. N2e (talk) 13:00, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Pneumatic tire wheel support[edit]

The above new section is (a) poorly titled (b) badly written and (c) confusing. But I think it is a great start to a rather necessary description. Greglocock (talk) 01:07, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

High pressure section?[edit]

The section of the article labeled as "high pressure" seems to be advancing an unsubstantiated personal viewpoint of an editor, and also seems to be incorrect. An overinflated tire will have a smaller contact patch and (depending on the rubber compound used and the tire construction) may have significantly less grip than a correctly inflated tire. 107.1.64.82 (talk) 20:09, 10 April 2015 (UTC)