Classic Tyres

Double Rivet

Michelin Double Rivet



Conventional or cross-ply or bias tyres replaced beaded edge tyres and made up the second generation of detachable tyres.

They benefited from two major innovations:

The emergence of carbon black and textile cords in tyre carcasses.

The introduction of carbon black in 1917 led to a five-fold increase in tyre service life.

The insertion of layers of textile cords parallel with each other in tyre carcasses gave rise to the so-called “câblé” tyre in 1919, then “câblé confort” in 1923, which was the first low pressure car tyre (2.5 bars).

"Double Rivet" is in fact the name of a tread pattern reminiscent of this assembly component which emerged with the first generation of beaded edge tyres. This distinct tread pattern was retained for the first tyres with bead wires in 1925. It is still available in the fourteen sizes of the Michelin Collection range, thus enabling enthusiasts to fit numerous pre-war vehicles.

Of course, materials used in the 21 st century to produce t

Michelin Double Rivet

SIZE RIM DIA TREAD PATTERN SECTION WIDTH OVERALL DIAMETER RIM WIDTH Tube
6.50/7.00 x 17 17" DR 194 793 3.25 - 5.00 17/18 H RET
12 x 45 45" DR 143 730 11-12 x 45 18 C RET
13 x 45 45'' DR 149 740 13-14 x 45 18 C RET
14 x 45 45'' DR 154 740 13-14 x 45 18 C RET
15/16 x 45 45'' DR 184 799 15-16 x 45 18 C RET
4.75/5.25 x 18 18'' DR 147 745 2.50 - 3.50 17/18 E RET
5.50 x 18 18'' DR 156 762 3.00 - 4.50 17/18 E RET
6.00/6.50 x 18 18'' DR 178 798 3.00 - 5.00 17/18 H RET
4.00/4.50 x 19 19'' DR 128 738 2.50 - 3.50 18/19 CD RET ou 19 UHD
4.75/5.00 x 19 19'' DR 141 766 2.50 - 3.50 18/19 CD RET ou 19 UHD
5.25/6.00 x 19 19'' DR 168 807 3.00 - 5.00 19/20 H RET ou 20 H
6.50/7.00 x 20 20'' DR 194 866 3.62 - 5.00 19/20 H RET ou 20 H
5.50/6.00 x 21 21'' DR 175 861 2.75 - 4.00 19/20 H RET ou 20 H
7.00 x 21 (33-6.75) 21'' DR 200 907 3.62 - 5.00 19/20 H RET ou 20 H