They are closing the factory.I read a thread, in the last month, that was advising Avon was apparently cutting back on production labour in the UK - and, presumably, tyre production.
Can't find that thread now.
Will Avons be more difficult to buy??
Maybe they will move abroad and carry on manufactureThey are closing the factory.
Hopefully they will relocate motorcycle tyre production elsewhere as they have said they will.
But IMHO we should expect shortages whilst that relocation process happens. Allegedly they are way behind in production anyway, so stocks are already low. Relocating will only add to the overall shortage.
And… Avons vintage tyre range is pretty big, I imagine some of the more specialist sizes must be incredibly slow sellers. I expect they will cut back the range somewhat, hopefully not effecting Commandos etc but some of the rarer / older stuff.
Yes, that’s the official line, they’re relocating somewhere (dunno where).Maybe they will move abroad and carry on manufacture
I was talking to a mate of mine that had recently been to Poland
He said he saw two companies that used to be local to him out there
One of them he used to work for
So hopefully they will just carry on
That report says that the car & SUV tyre production was moved to Serbia amoung other places in 2018. Only motorcycle & motorsport tyre production remained, seems it's this that's going to Montlucon facility in France, which is going to be the sole source of bike tyres.What a shame. Yet more bad news for British industry.
Apparently they plan to move production to Serbia.
350 jobs on the line as tyre factory plans closure | ITV NewsCooper Tyre's Melksham factory has been in business for over 130 years | ITV News West Countrywww.itv.com
Use a vaccuum to suck all the air out and tightly zip tie the necks to keep O2 out.In case supplies start running short I just bought two fronts (3222) and two rears (2822) and will store them in garbage bags to reduce light and volatile losses.
Then again, maybe I'm contributing to a potential shortage.
They really are great tyres though (100/90x19, 4.00x18 Roadrider Mk2s)
Old tyres adversely affect your confidence, and new tyres give you false confidence. So there is a midpoint in time when tyres are perfect.Use a vaccuum to suck all the air out and tightly zip tie the necks to keep O2 out.
I think I read somwhere to store them on their sides, but I could be wrong.
Tires may age somewhat in storage, but they don't start to age until they are mounted and filled with air. Even if you were to buy a new tire that's already three years old, I would conservatively count those years as half years and say the tire has 4.5 years left. It would have to be up to you whether you think that you'll get that many years out of the tread. However, storage under sweltering conditions may somewhat negate this effect.
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I think that is your best post ever!Old tyres adversely affect your confidence, and new tyres give you false confidence. So there is a midpoint in time when tyres are perfect.