WarrenJ Posted June 8, 2005 Report Share Posted June 8, 2005 The "Tyre" spelling is simply political correctness as Tony Blair is visiting. Tuesday evening on the 9:00pm way home from work, I did the usual cruise engaged 67mph eastbound trek on the L.I.E. (Long Island Expressway, aka 495). Close to home, I exited and stopped immediately at the convenience store on the service road and bought my usual 20oz. Coke, pack of cigarettes and whatever,(could be toilet paper, YOU BATCHELORS know!). Leaving the convenience store I exclaimed, "Oh SHOOT! (I used a different word!)" when I saw my left rear rim on the ground. Attached the donut spare. Went two blocks. Flat. Rode it home on the rim. Destroyed. Bummer! Donut spares need to be outlawed! Well . . . . Hook-'em-up-truck to the tire place. Tire patched from the inside; got a *free donut spare*. These guys were probable happy to get rid of one of these! Musta been hundreds piled up out back! My RF tire has required air every 4 days. Two autoshops have failed to find fault with it. At this tire place a 14-15 year old kid found the leak on the RF tire via simple inspection. I gave him a $5.00 tip. Probably close to an hours wage for him (yes, I know he's likely underage). He beemed and shook my hand! SCOTTY, you're in the area. I can't recommend TRI-TIRES INC. more highly. The manager stood beside my car and asked how I liked my tires (okay, Tony Blair has left the building). I said they were no-names and noisy on concrete roads, but handled well and were extraordinaly good on wet pavement. Had a Michelin replacement in mind, but couldn't give up the wet pavement security. He replied that these no-names were a private brand Kelly-Springfield (SP?) and that he wouldn't have anything else on his personal vehicle. Just a thought from a tire guy who doesn't sell K-S. Some points: 1) There was extroardinary rim corrosion on both wheels. Look into this if you have "slow" leaks. The buildup on my rims was HUGH! 2) Check your donut air pressure regularly. Ohh . . . . Duh! 3) "Tire Guy" said that his experience is that many "sudden" flats happen on highway exit ramps and are due to refuse in the "EXIT" lane wind spewed by trucks etc. Wind brushes them to the side. Watch out for this crud. Regards, Warren There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. - Ludwig von Mises Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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