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    New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Hey everyone. Just found out that Michelin has developed new airless tires. I heard that it was recently presented at the Philadelphia car show. The concept is very good, but I can't get past the look of the tires. This could change our concept of high performance tires as we know. What do you think?

    http://www.michelinman.com/difference/releases/pressrelease01102005a.html

    Here's a video of it.
    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/michelin-develops-airless-tires-206443.php

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Very interesting and educating

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Did you happen to look at the date
    This is more than 2 years old and has been everywhere.
    Even got it in my mailbox from my sister in law a few years ago.


    Michelin announces two fitments for its revolutionary non-pneumatic Tweel(TM)
    DETROIT, M.I. (January 9 , 2005) - Today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Really? My bad. Sorry for the over sight.

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Hey , no prob man , just didn't want you think it is something new. Don't let it keep you from posting

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    THe only thing worse then re-posting old info, is the self appointed arbiter who actually takes time and energy to criticize someone who is merely trying to be helpful!
    Just because it is not new to you doesn't mean it is new to everyone. I beg patience from you omnipotent one!

    Is it April 1st already?

    It could be, but when Porsche omits the spare wheel and tire, and provides a tube of glue then you know it's somebody's April Fool's Day, and I guess that's us owners...

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Quote:
    stubenhocker said:
    THe only thing worse then re-posting old info, is the self appointed arbiter who actually takes time and energy to criticize someone who is merely trying to be helpful!
    Just because it is not new to you doesn't mean it is new to everyone. I beg patience from you omnipotent one!



    You are a true gentleman and a very nice person !
    Thanks

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Quote:
    stubenhocker said:
    THe only thing worse then re-posting old info, is the self appointed arbiter who actually takes time and energy to criticize someone who is merely trying to be helpful!
    Just because it is not new to you doesn't mean it is new to everyone. I beg patience from you omnipotent one!



    No worries, stubenhocker. I'm not offended by 993S's post. I'm glad he pointed out the date. I just can't believe I missed it. Seeing that it's on the first line of the first article I posted.

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Triton , thank's for posting .
    It was very informative .I had not seen it before .

    Stubenhocker, go back to your room . Lol

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Yes. This is a little dated but it's interesting to see that nothing has come from it in 24 months. Maybe another couple years? It would make a great spare!

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    Quote:
    Dan L said:
    Yes. This is a little dated but it's interesting to see that nothing has come from it in 24 months. Maybe another couple years? It would make a great spare!



    Personally, I think it's ugly, but you hit the nail on the head regarding the possibility of having it as a spare!!!! If only they could make it so that it was collapsable so as to fit it into the trunk. For short distances, it would be a great solution.

    Jim

    Re: New Airless Tires From Michelin

    i will never get used to the look of those tyres..

     
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