7 February 2012 at 11:48 pm #191ameletterParticipant
Up to now I had no luck for finding a decent tire in the Northern Rivers – prices from 165 to 450 Dollars per piece made me wonder where you guys get your tires from?9 February 2012 at 9:48 am #722BigalParticipant
@ameletter 604 wrote:
Up to now I had no luck for finding a decent tire in the Northern Rivers – prices from 165 to 450 Dollars per piece made me wonder where you guys get your tires from?
Longstonetyers.co.uk – great service and exchange rate is great9 February 2012 at 11:18 am #723JohnKeymaster
I guess you mean http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/citroen-2cv
The way the pound is for the moment, might not be a bad buy, shipping is 95 pound.
I get mine from DS Motors in Brisbane: https://2cv.com.au/listings/australia/queensland/red-hill/service/ds-motors/
PS: “A Special Offer on Michelin and Pirelli Cinturato Tyres only, FREE Shipping to most countries Worldwide ( including Australia & Japan)”, see http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/search?searchMethod=term&searchTerm=135+X+15
Their calculator adds 95 GBP, but if the shipping is free, then 89 GPB (approx 140 AUD) per tire is a steal for a Michelin I think.13 February 2012 at 9:45 pm #726
Here’s a “duh” question … do the Michelin ZX’s only come as non-tubeless? Or to put it another way, must one run them with a tube?18 February 2012 at 8:26 pm #732
i thought the michelins were tubeless, check with your tyre supplier, or look on the sidewall of the tyre18 February 2012 at 9:06 pm #733
@petermelb 618 wrote:
i thought the michelins were tubeless, check with your tyre supplier, or look on the sidewall of the tyre
Reason I asked was that after going to the Longstone tyres site, I saw that they sell 135 tubes as well as the 135 tyres.
My tyre supplier would probably think I was talking about a pushbike tyre in that size.:)18 February 2012 at 10:31 pm #734
as far as i know the michelins are tubeless, though you can run them with tubes19 February 2012 at 9:30 pm #735
@petermelb 620 wrote:
as far as i know the michelins are tubeless, though you can run them with tubes
Thanks Pete … that helps. I spoke yesterday with another Duck owner who told me the tubes are used as a back-up in case the rims get damaged and can’t hold air.
He also suggested that the reason 145’s are popular for Raid cars is to provide just a little extra cushioning for the rim. Prior to that, I’d had the idea it was to put more rubber on the ground – ie tyre contact patch area.
Cheers.20 February 2012 at 2:37 am #736
i ran 145’s with tubes on the last raid, i was very happy with them, i think both cushioning and contact area is useful on raid. For ordinary road use there is nothing wrong with 125’s, 145’s have increased rolling resistance which can slow a 2cv a little.5 May 2012 at 12:03 am #584
Well, I got the set of 125 tubeless, and on checking with a friend whose qualifications are impeccable (he has designed wheels for something like the last 40 years) I can say that the wheels on Dolly have a safety hump (that’s the term used) rolled into the rim on the outer side.
Since the 2CV came into being long before tubeless tyres were common, I wonder if the wheels on the early cars were plain well-base (I would expect this to be the case).
Which begs the question, when did the 2CV rims first feature the safety hump?23 January 2015 at 9:16 am #1160ameletterParticipant
So, my friends: Where do you get your tyres in Australia and at what price? That’ what I would like to know!
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