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HB 2/3 Tyres dilema

 
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andypomfrett



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Location: Berkshire UK

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: HB 2/3 Tyres dilema Reply with quote

Can anyone help out with tyres please. I am trying to replace the front and rear, currently old Pirelli MP7s sized 130/60 16 and 160/60 16
No one seems to produce these sizes any more. I am not fussy or brand concious, just want something that fits or advice as to an alternative.
The wheels are the original Campagnolo's and I dont want to change them.
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BB1



Joined: 03 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a rear on Ebay for stupid money.

Item 330309803736

How much clearance do you have between the tyre and the mudguard? The '98 Hornet uses a 130/70/16 front and thats readily available.

Michelin still list the A 59 X front and M59 X rear for your bike.


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C
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Pompey



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mate runs his own tyre service and will know how to get answers for you and wont rip you off! His name is Simon Bull ( Bully) and let him know you got his number from me ( Pompey ). He'll look after you, no worries. Razz
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Pompey



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this mean the beast will be on the road this summer at last? Very Happy
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andypomfrett



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: HB 2/3 tyres Reply with quote

Thanks very much for the replies. The clearance on the front tyre/mudguard is a " safe " 30mm, so that might be an option. I spoke to Michelin this morning and they said that they did not list a rear tyre for that size. I will try again tomorow.
In the meantime I have just spoken to a really helpful 1979 SB3 owner who has pointed out that the MP7s that I have are a tubeless radial fitment. My wheels should have tubed tyres. Does anyone know what the original tyres were please ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bully's number is 07775684498... good luck!
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andypomfrett



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: HB 2/3 tyres Reply with quote

The mystery is solved. Pompeys mate could not have been more helpful or knowledgeable.Michelin supplied the tyres as OE from 1982 and they were 120/80 16 and a 150/80 16 ( A/48 and M/48 ) It looks like the previous owner of my bike decided to change the sizes and I copied his choice when I replaced the rear. Michelin HQ have confirmed this but say that tyre range is discontinued. Not to worry as I now have a choice of modern rubber and wont even have to be tempted to pay 250 for an old Pirelli off Ebay.. Thanks again gents.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like happy endings Mr. Green
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