So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

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TR-Spider

155 posts

25 months

Saturday 12th October
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Dolomites, Italy...


V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Sunday 13th October
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TR-Spider said:
Dolomites, Italy...

The Dolomites are stunning smile

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Sunday 13th October
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Amused that Home Office Border Force were so interested in my TPMS sensors from Germany. Maybe they were wondering how I could be paying about £35 each (including P&P from Germany) for something that AM Bits sell for £120 and Main Dealers a bit more. Thought I'd get a couple before 31st October even though I only need one at the moment just in case rolleyes


Ken Figenus

4,580 posts

64 months

Sunday 13th October
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Just do them all at once Pete - they all expire about the same time. Had a trusted chap do mine with my OE HUF parts on the drive at about £55 per corner.

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Sunday 13th October
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Ken Figenus said:
Just do them all at once Pete - they all expire about the same time. Had a trusted chap do mine with my OE HUF parts on the drive at about £55 per corner.
Problem is I've lost track of them as we had to borrow one from my winter wheels when the summer wheels went back on in the Spring. The other three summer wheel ones have done at least 6 months more than the one that was dead so I'll just have to do them as they die individually, I think.

BlackV8

206 posts

45 months

Monday 14th October
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Had a blast today, Umbrailpass, Stelvio and Passo di Giovo. Lovely colours and stunning weather...
















V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Monday 14th October
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BlackV8 said:
Had a blast today, Umbrailpass, Stelvio and Passo di Giovo. Lovely colours and stunning weather...















Oh Yeah! They were made for this smile

Mr.Tremlini

785 posts

48 months

Monday 14th October
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Looks great! On a nice days it`s the best time of the year to hit the passes in my experience, great colours and no traffic pretty much!

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Monday 14th October
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Looks like fresh snow at the top. What sort of temperature would it be at 2000m at this time of year. Just thinking about self-powered 2 wheel options now.

LordBretSinclair

3,989 posts

124 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Looks great - especially with so little traffic.
Last time I was there you couldn't move for 2 wheelers of both types frown

cayman-black

8,149 posts

163 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Yes the Stelvio is great for two wheels. There are better pass roads for our cars imo.

Jon39

6,306 posts

90 months

Tuesday 15th October
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V8V Pete said:
Amused that Home Office Border Force were so interested in my TPMS sensors from Germany. Maybe they were wondering how I could be paying about £35 each (including P&P from Germany) for something that AM Bits sell for £120 and Main Dealers a bit more. Thought I'd get a couple before 31st October even though I only need one at the moment just in case rolleyes



I can recall a discussion about these Pete, but I did not make a note of the supplier.

Are they the same for the model year 2009 monitoring system ?

Not needed at present, but would be grateful for info about how I can obtain (ps. I have just noticed the website address on the label).

I think Dewi mentioned changed on his driveway, but I presume it must be a tyres off job.

Thank you.




Edited by Jon39 on Tuesday 15th October 20:47

Mr.Tremlini

785 posts

48 months

Tuesday 15th October
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V8V Pete said:
Looks like fresh snow at the top. What sort of temperature would it be at 2000m at this time of year. Just thinking about self-powered 2 wheel options now.
Yep, snow`s making itself known up in them there mountains! You`ll be looking at 5-10 degrees on a nice day, zero and below overnight at the moment. Better with a roof over your head but clearly your proclivity to this cycling malarkey already makes allowance for a lack of personal comfort! wink

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Jon39 said:

I can recall a discussion about these Pete, but I did not make a note of the supplier.

Are they the same for the model year 2009 monitoring system ?

Not needed at present, but would be grateful for info about how I can obtain (ps. I have just noticed the website address on the label).

I think Dewi mentioned changed on his driveway, but I presume it must be a tyres off job.

Thank you.
Different sensors for a 2009 car but I imagine they also supply them Jon.

The website (and all emails) are only in German but Google translate and a bit of common sense made it perfectly feasible for someone like me whose German doesn't extend beyond buying a couple of beers and saying thank you for them.

You can change them by just pushing the tyre back rather than taking it all the way off the rim but you still need a proper tyre changing thing (whatever they're called).

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Mr.Tremlini said:
V8V Pete said:
Looks like fresh snow at the top. What sort of temperature would it be at 2000m at this time of year. Just thinking about self-powered 2 wheel options now.
Yep, snow`s making itself known up in them there mountains! You`ll be looking at 5-10 degrees on a nice day, zero and below overnight at the moment. Better with a roof over your head but clearly your proclivity to this cycling malarkey already makes allowance for a lack of personal comfort! wink
That's quite a difficult temperature for long climbs and descents. Almost whatever you wear you'll be too hot on the climbs and freeze your nuts off on the fast descents. Perhaps I'll stick to too hot and OK in mid summer smile

Graze01

609 posts

39 months

Tuesday 15th October
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V8V Pete said:
That's quite a difficult temperature for long climbs and descents. Almost whatever you wear you'll be too hot on the climbs and freeze your nuts off on the fast descents. Perhaps I'll stick to too hot and OK in mid summer smile
Pete

You need a support vehicle with dry undershirt, jersey and vest for the descents - like any good pro

Graze

V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Wednesday 16th October
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Graze01 said:
V8V Pete said:
That's quite a difficult temperature for long climbs and descents. Almost whatever you wear you'll be too hot on the climbs and freeze your nuts off on the fast descents. Perhaps I'll stick to too hot and OK in mid summer smile
Pete

You need a support vehicle with dry undershirt, jersey and vest for the descents - like any good pro

Graze
Unfortunately Graeme neither my level of performance nor banked domestic credits allow such a luxury biggrin

Graze01

609 posts

39 months

Wednesday 16th October
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V8V Pete said:
Unfortunately Graeme neither my level of performance nor banked domestic credits allow such a luxury biggrin
Don't sell your capabilities short mate - if you can ride those hills you know your way around a pushie.

somehow I was lucky enough to cash in my credits when I was in the Dolomites some years ago to watch the Giro & ride some of the climbs. It was a buzz but by the time we got to the top in 1Deg C temps we were dripping wet & without a change of clothes I reckon we would have struggled to get back down again.

hope you enjoy riding there in the summer

Graze



Jon39

6,306 posts

90 months

Wednesday 16th October
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V8V Pete said:
Different sensors for a 2009 car but I imagine they also supply them Jon.

The website (and all emails) are only in German but Google translate and a bit of common sense made it perfectly feasible for someone like me whose German doesn't extend beyond buying a couple of beers and saying thank you for them.

You can change them by just pushing the tyre back rather than taking it all the way off the rim but you still need a proper tyre changing thing (whatever they're called).

Thank you Pete.


V8V Pete

1,932 posts

73 months

Wednesday 16th October
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Graze01 said:
Don't sell your capabilities short mate - if you can ride those hills you know your way around a pushie.

somehow I was lucky enough to cash in my credits when I was in the Dolomites some years ago to watch the Giro & ride some of the climbs. It was a buzz but by the time we got to the top in 1Deg C temps we were dripping wet & without a change of clothes I reckon we would have struggled to get back down again.

hope you enjoy riding there in the summer

Graze
Thanks Graeme. Looks like I'll achieve my 10,000km and 150,000m of climbing targets this year so yes, I do ride a bit but the big cols are hard work however fit you are.

Dolomites eh? I'm doing the Maratona Dles Dolomites next year so will get a serious Dolomites fix in then. The Alps (and Dolomites) are just so good to drive, ride and ski we're a little bit spoilt here in Europe.