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Re: Old Tire Q

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Subject: Re: Old Tire Q
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:32:38 -0800
Well, if the tread is still soft, and the sidewalls aren't showing cracks, I
don't see why not.

I once had some 20+-year-old Michelins with rock-hard, glassy-smooth tread
blocks, that were definitely not safe. But where you draw the line is your
choice, I guess.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 12/30/02 11:17 AM, Bert Palte at 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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