Featured Screw In Rear Tyre

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  1. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    It's 3:30 on Friday and I discover a screw in rear tyre. Off to the dealership who informed me that they will not fix tires, ok how much for a new one. $367.00, I said I don't need a new set, just the rear as I only have 1400 miles on them. The guy said with a grin that's just for the rear, and there's a $75 mounting charge to boot + tax. So off to the mom & pop bike shop and it's 4:20. Ask them if they have time to fix a tire, the owner comes out to look at tire, I can fix that as he pulls the screw and air starts to leak. So I got a professional combo plug with a patch on it applied from the inside, he properly buffed the inside, cleaned and applied patch plug, remounted tire. Cleaned and lubed chain. They sell tires at cost, or you can buy them online and bring them in and have them mounted He is a mechanic, but for diagnostic work not maintenance, they are booked solid untill mid October.
     
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  2. darkman

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    Result :)
     
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  3. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Senior Member

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    How do they justify that price and smile whilst saying it....
    Glad you managed to sort it out...
    Still some decent folks left in the world that are happy to help you out with out ripping you off...
     
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  4. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy WOOF! WOOF!
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    Oooft! Was it a gold plated tyre or what? How do they even justify that?
     
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  5. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Phred,

    I've seen that term used a few times on here by American forum members.
    I'm guessing it means a smaller, family run place with better customer service & prices?

    Rather than continuing to guess what it means. I thought I'd ask one of you guys.
     
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  6. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    That is it exactly, the rest is hit of miss.
     
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  7. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    I'm sure most of us have found this sort of thing happens a lot. I NEVER buy tyres from a main dealer for this exact reason, be it for the bike or one of my cars as they are always ridiculously expensive. If I can go to an independent place I will - they depend on reputation to keep going and word of mouth goes a long way. Dealers have shiny showrooms and sharks, I mean salesmen, to pay for so will almost always be more expensive but care a lot less.
     
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  8. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    I think it was probably specially aged, as I don't think they sell many at that price ($190 or less online)
    Good air pressure today, per thump test. $79.54 on card, $70 cash price. Of course it's less $ fee for the front tyre.

    I might invest in some tyre spoons.
     
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  9. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy WOOF! WOOF!
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    At that price it should come with a few bottles of specially aged Single Malt!

    I used to carry mushroom plugs and tyre weld, plus some canisters of compressed gas... Only ever used one once, to get me home from Wales, that was a big screw too, right in the centre. It worked well enough, but my mechanic at the time took a hissifit and told me to fit a new tyre, which I did. Young and had money in them days...

    Do they still do 'get you home' kits like that? I think the make was "riva" or "riga" ?
     
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  11. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    I do my own tires and use Ride-On for balancing.
    Have had no issues at all.
     
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  12. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    How come Phred has mastered the correct spelling of tyre. Yet you're still struggling? :rolleyes: :cool: :p
     
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  13. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    I have mastered Fecktard, he hasn't. ;)
     
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  14. Dozers Dad

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    And like a feckin BOSS Ron! :blush:
    If fecktard-ness ever becomes an Olympic sport? You Sir, will be going home with platinum medals! :cool: :D
     
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  15. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    It is an acquired skill, or lack of social skills.
    Mental illness helps. And pills, And alcohol.
    And being able to spell COLOR :)
     
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  16. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    I can deal with tyre and colour, but there's no bloody way in hell my vehicle has a bonnet, it's got a hood, and maybe hood scoops. Bonnets are what old Amish women wear.
     
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  17. Wire-Wheels

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    What is the term for what we call "hood scoops" ? Bonnet scoops sounds a bit odd ...;) ...J.D.
     
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  18. Old phart phred

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    10-4
     
  19. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    And Boots, Does your car have a boot?
     
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  20. Wire-Wheels

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    Maybe it does. I was looking for it. I misplaced one. I think I left one of them in the trunk of my wife's Volvo. ;) All in fun guys. Us americans have a boatload of odd expressions. Language is just like that. ...J.D.
     
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