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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:35 pm

"I'm Spartacus" . . . :?

Must be a UK-ism. Please explain, thank you. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: jimj » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:51 pm

"Who is Sparacus" ? Well, I am but the first person to say it was American; Tony Curtis, then lots, or all, of the other slaves who drive their cars regularly, even in the wet when good tyres are really the most important part of any car.
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PostPost by: elan66 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:26 pm

wasnt it kirk douglas :?
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PostPost by: jimj » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:25 pm

You`re right, another American, but Tony Curtis was the first to claim he was Spartacus when he wasn`t really. Kirk Douglas only drove his chariot in the dry and anyway, I`m really Spartacus. I might change my user name.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:35 am

You mean they didn't chariot-race in the wet?

Well, then the metaphor is moot!

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:37 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8h_v_our_Q

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Strange sense of humour these British...
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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:16 am

I bought a spare spare Vredestein tyre off fleabay given the price was so cheap (about ?32). The seller was mytyres who seem to be a big internet tyre seller. I bought my original set from them directly a couple of years ago as they were one of the few places selling them when I started to look so have no concerns buying from them off ebay.
Tyre arrived without any problems..

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:54 am

Thanks for your update, Carl. I appreciate knowing. If I wasn't 2 years away from getting back on the road, I'd be buying from MyTyres, too :mrgreen:

I believe what some people might be worried about is the tyres being "old stock". Wondering how well the ones you have are holding up? Below is some of the text from their ebay auction page:

The Auction:

These are brand new, first quality tyres. They have been properly warehoused and were never mounted. Our quoted auction price is per 4 tyres. Rims and hubcaps are not included - they are shown for display purposes only.
Tyre Codes / Designations:

Speed Index: H: max 130 mph
Additional Code: none
Date of Manufacture: This tyre is not from the current production. However, it was stored properly and is therefore in mint condition.
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PostPost by: alfadave » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:49 pm

Does anyone know if the Vredestein Sprints are available in 165/80/13. H rated.

I'm looking for a set of 5 for my plus 2.

Can't see anything currently on ebay.

Thanks,

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:56 pm

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:29 pm

alfadave wrote:Does anyone know if the Vredestein Sprints are available in 165/80/13. H rated.

I'm looking for a set of 5 for my plus 2.

Can't see anything currently on ebay.

Thanks,

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PostPost by: alfadave » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:00 pm

Thanks gents.

Looks like a good deal to me.

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PostPost by: pauljones » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:25 pm

Hi guys

I hope to have my plus 2 MOT'D by end of week..two weeks till I go to Canada for most of the next three months. Still july should be good weather. Anyway I have got the Verds Sprint T70 in a 185 size and some Hancock Optimas in the 165 size. Two sets of wheels. Im looking for a set to replace the ageing Verds. Maybe something for the track.any thoughts?
Kick the tyres and light them fires...!!!!!!!
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