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Re: Old Tire Q

To: Bert Palte <>
Subject: Re: Old Tire Q
From: Bud Krueger <>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 17:31:52 -0500

 My 52TD had a beautiful, like new, set of Semperit radials on it when I bought
it.  However, they were about 10 years old at the time.  By the time I got the
car on the road they were 15 years old, but still looked great.  One day as I 
cruising up the highway at about 60 mph I suddenly had a whole bunch of wheel
shaking.  Pulled over and looked for a problem, but found none.  Nursed the car
home very gently and decided that the driveshaft had somehow come unbalanced.
While under the car to remove the driveshaft I happened to glance at the left
rear wheel.  Here's what I found:

That week Lazarus was treated to a new set of Dunlop SP-20's.

Bud Krueger

Bert Palte wrote:

> Hello fellow listers,
> Probably this question has come up before but I don't remember having seen
> it recently.
> The tires under my 1970 B have been replaced in 1991 or something
> (Michelins). Still in very good shape, lots of tread left.
> However, is it still safe to use them?
> Or should I, now that they are about 11-12 years old, replace them for
> safety reasons?
> Thanks
> Bert

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