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    Even tyre wear - 450 Cabrio

    Rear wheels. Maxxis MA-P1 summer, 175/55-R15.

    Both wheels show identical wear.




    Left is inboard. Can't recall whether left or right wheel.
    Have just retired these, at least for now. Have fitted good winter tyres all around in anticipation of a cold and hard winter. Even have two sets of Lidl snow chains ready just in case.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Have fitted good winter tyres all around in anticipation of a cold and hard winter.
    I fitted mine week before last (the first day of sleet) hampered slightly by the head shearing off of a locking bolt and requiring removal with hammer and chisel. Weirs to the rescue with replacement bolts - delivered to my door by Ian in his last week before retirement. He'll be missed.


    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Even have two sets of Lidl snow chains ready just in case.
    Likewise (well, one set, not Lidl) though I really don't want to have to use them.

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    Just as a mater of interest, does snow chains chew up the rubber on the tyres?

    As for myself, if i see ice and snow out there, I go back to my hot bed

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    I am now preparing my Smart cold winter survival kit. Primus stove to preheat engine when away from mains power and stay warm if stuck. Thick dual purpose blanket in boot. Keeps me warm and good sound proofing too. Maximum four bottles of Lidl Queen Margot whisky stored in rear hatch where roof rails normally go. A few drams of whisky to keep up morale as needed. A pair of snow shoes to get me home if everything else fail. Bought on ebay years ago. Were previously owned by R F Scott judging by name marked on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colin2x2 View Post
    Just as a mater of interest, does snow chains chew up the rubber on the tyres?

    As for myself, if i see ice and snow out there, I go back to my hot bed
    Snow chains will mark sidewalls if left on and driven some time and length. Does not bother me as their only purpose is to get me home or somewhere warm.
    Last edited by tolsen; 24-11-2017 at 12:11 AM.
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    Where are your:


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    Not everyone is as prepared as that.

    Last night I met an improperly attired man in the local pub. He was dressed in shorts, T shirt and was bare footed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Not everyone is as prepared as that.

    Last night I met an improperly attired man in the local pub. He was dressed in shorts, T shirt and was bare footed.
    But you offered him your snow shoes - yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Not everyone is as prepared as that.

    Last night I met an improperly attired man in the local pub. He was dressed in shorts, T shirt and was bare footed.
    He must have lost his skirt in the snow.

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