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Old 20.02.2006, 12:36
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The Winter Tyre Thread

After watching the German merc spinning around in front of us, recovering (after luckily nobody hitting him) and then driving up the [Ticinese side of the] Gottardo last night, I can say winter tyres are worth their weight in Gold.

Kudos and a Silver medal to the Beetle convertible (German again) who admirably broke the traffic up by coming to a complete standstill and practising wheel-spins. Again, Italy's probably nice at this time of year but there is a chance of snow in Swissieland

Bronze medal goes to the only Swiss I saw in trouble in a 10-year-old BMW - I saw you go fast quite quickly and then I saw the damage you did to your car

Big-Up to the French, the Danes and others who made it past Faido before stopping in the tunnel to put chains on.

The Myopic Award goes to the Audi 100, passing me in absolutely hellish conditions at 100+; I never saw you again so I hope you're OK.

The Nutters of the Year award goes to the SIX BIKERS, fully-loaded, trying the descent from Airolo. I can only assume one or more went down the road; I only hope that the snow ploughs 5 minutes behind did not take you out

Yes, it was a fun drive from Lugano last night Who said a Saab with 250ps, 6" wide winter wheels and WINTER mode on the autobox can't do the school run (<- irony wink )
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Old 20.02.2006, 21:51
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Re: The Winter Tyre Thread

You are right about Winter tyres, and I have found it is worth the extra money to buy good name ones because they last a hell of a lot longer than the cheaper ones.

I also orders complete wheels online. In a week they arrived by courier, and worked out about 25% cheaper.

But your post reminds me of the Top Gear Winter Olympic show. Funniest thing I have seen in a long time.
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Re: The Winter Tyre Thread

Hi, I can also recommend winter tyres after I pranged my car in 2004 by sliding in to a bridge... 6000 CHF worth of damage (insurance covered it of course!).

Can I ask where you ordered your tyres from online??
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Old 10.05.2006, 16:59
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Re: The Winter Tyre Thread

not answering for litespeed but I've used www.reifendirekt.ch (actually their www.motorradreifendirekt.ch site) and also had the tyres delivered to one of their "partners" for installation.

Excellent price, about 65% of what the garages were telling me...
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Old 10.05.2006, 22:47
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Re: The Winter Tyre Thread

Thanks for reminding me - I should really change back to summer tyres now :-)
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Re: The Winter Tyre Thread

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Thanks for reminding me - I should really change back to summer tyres now :-)
It's about that time of year to swap them out. goes to reifendirekt.ch
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