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Nasher Dougal Cawley/A
Doncaster, UK   GBR
the tyre size bit.

i thought the OE size was 5.20X14 for which the standard alternative was 145R14

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John in Eugene Platinum Member John Quilter
Eugene, OR, USA   USA
You are correct but many are finding that the 155R radial from various makers is a suitable substitute for the 145R size.

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA

In reply to # 34357 by Nasher the tyre size bit.

i thought the OE size was 5.20X14 for which the standard alternative was 145R14

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Fin,

I have 145/80R14 Bridgestone's on mine bought them before setting off on a 1400 mile trip in the summer, a local trusted tyre shop recommended then to me and have to say I haven't regretted fitting them.
They hold the road well and I would buy again for what it's worth.

Johnny

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR



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Nasher Dougal Cawley/A
Doncaster, UK   GBR
In reply to # 34472 by johnnyw637 Fin,

I have 145/80R14 Bridgestone's on mine bought them before setting off on a 1400 mile trip in the summer, a local trusted tyre shop recommended then to me and have to say I haven't regretted fitting them.
They hold the road well and I would buy again for what it's worth.

Johnny

And i think you are right the Bridgestone was the best tyre untill the new Cinturato was introduced. they share many of the same advantages, but the Cinturato is a little taller so better for gearing. and a little thinner on the foot print, so nicer handling. also of course a tread pattern that looks right.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thanks Dougal,

I'd not heard of Cinturato, I'll look out for them next time I am at a Moggy meeting. Not that I intend replacing the tyres again so soon, though would be interested to see the tread pattern and profile.

All the best Johnny

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Got to be good if they are Pirelli

smiling smiley

Nasher Dougal Cawley/A
Doncaster, UK   GBR
they have only just been re introduced so you might not see any around.

if you look up "morris Minor Tyres" in youtube you should find a film from Longstone Tyres that shows you the options

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thanks Dougal

As I say I have only had the Bridgestone fitted since the Summer, so will be a while till I am looking again. However, they look a fine tyre and one of my go to brands, never saw the point of too much economising on the only thing between you and the road.

From the posted picture they certainly look the part for a Moggy.

I see you live in God's County to, so you have to be a wise man

All the best Johnny



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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR



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tjt77 timothy Trevithick
Grass Valley, CA, USA   USA
the Pirelli 'Cinturato' had been in production since the late 1960s..and 'revived' several times since in order to supply the 'classic' market.. its a relatiively long lasting tyre that holds it shape well (hence little steering wheel shake when tyres are older or left sitting in one spot for a while) but they dont grip[ well on wet roads ( especially as they age) and are very costly in comparison to other suitable tyres for the Minor.. in short :- overkill.. the Firestone F560 and any number of Asian imports are quite 'up to the job'.. and far more economically priced.. why put a string of pearls on a pig ? ( caveat.. for performance enhanced minors cable of 80-90mph..they are likely worthwhile.)

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Again interesting point, holding in the wet an important consideration to me. Think I only paid about £60 each for my Bridgestone, might have been less and I can't fault the performance they've given me. So may well stick in future, but as I say a while before I need any.

Johnny

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR



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