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Caterham tyre recommendations please?
#1

Got some really nice used Scalextric Caterhams and apart from having to change one pinion, even though I could see nothing wrong with it using magnifying glasses, they're great - apart from one.

The rears on that offer no traction whatsover, which seems to be down to perished? hardness rather than the original compound, as the others are ok.

I could swap  the rears with the fronts but I'd like to do away with the magnet really, so can anyone recommend replacements please? 

I have seen elsewhere that they are an odd size?

Thanks for any help offered.
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#2

I cast urethane tyres for Scalextric Catherham if interested but i am away from home and cannot deliver before february 24
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#3

Urethane or silicone? Oops, it says it in the text.

At home it doesn't matter but Urethane only at the club.

Nice to see the original tread retained though.
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#4

WaspSlot 01R treaded or 01 slick.
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#5

Uh-oh. A choice!
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#6

Sorry Alexis. I think I'll have to support the UK 'cottage industry'.

Just got to make a decision. The look of the originals, or go for slicks?
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#7

Hello Alexis,
That green car is a Lotus 7 and the wheels are different from the Caterham. Are your tyres for the Lotus? (Caterhams have minilte style wheels that are wider and smaller diameter).  I am interested in Lotus 7 type.

Leo

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#8

If you're not averse to using silicone tyres, you can use Indy Grips IG1006. They fit perfectly on the stock Minilite rims.
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#9

Thanks for that.

For HO racing, where any single compound tyre was allowed, I much preferred silicone. (Stock rubber, silicone and urethane could all play nicely together as it was 'extreme' mag' racing.) Couldn't get Urethanes to perform at all well myself, although I know some preferred them.

However, in magless 1/32 racing they don't mix well, apparently.

I haven't had the opportunity to try silicones where I race as their rules exclude them. Stock tyres, or urethanes. Both can be glued and trued and I respect that rule.

It's one more tuning challenge 'to get to grips with'.  Bigsmile
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#10

Oh - and the Caterham tyres are not such an odd size after all, looking at the fitment chart WASP provides. (Thanks for pointing me at those Brian.)

I was just going by a post I'd read elsewhere that mentioned the difficulty in obtaining tyres for them.
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