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I just got robbed

Discussion in 'General' started by herbs, 13 May 2003.

  1. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    I got a puncture on my little scooter and took the wheel off and my old man dropped in to be repaired to a bike shop and it cost £20. I remember when I brought the bike I asked how much a new tyre was and was told £30-40. Now this is not the same shop I brought it from but 20 bloody pound when a car puncture only costs a £5-6 if I remember correctly.
     
  2. Meblin

    Meblin Supposed IR God!

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    I'm sure the last time my dad needed a repair it was a little more thatn what you think, say £60. Most car punctures have to be fixed by a new tyre that cost much more than £6 :)

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  3. CrOaKeR

    CrOaKeR Host warrior 4, Vengence!

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    If you can afford it buy a new tire mate. It will hold better than a fix.
     
  4. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    I don't know what car your father has but my firestone (not the best but fine for a normal car) or dunlop tyres go for about £40 with balancing that was about 6 months ago. But a puncture repair is damn cheaper for a car I know that.
     
  5. pritsey

    pritsey Minimodder

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    I got a flat fixed at ATS (i think) on my Ford Orion (not great I know!) and I think it was just over £7.
     
  6. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    dunno how much those little cans cost that weld the inside of your tire while inflating it... i'm sure theyre only a few quid tho.
    one of them would do loads of fixes on a scooter i reckon
     
  7. Dark_Blender

    Dark_Blender What's a Dremel?

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    Woah!!! Tires are a bit expensive in the UK eh? Anyways, I do know that they can fix tires and quite durable.
     
  8. Dark_Blender

    Dark_Blender What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah over here it is green goo like "tire slime" or something like that. It works well if youre ok with have a few extra lbs in your tires... Very cheap also.
     
  9. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    a few extra pounds never hurt anyone ;)
     
  10. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Eek.
    What about bike tyres?? Mine needs replacing completely; had a proper big blow-out (huuuuuge BANG!) when tanking it down a hill at home. Scared the carp outta me, but I controlled it and managed to stop ok.

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  11. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    I did hear about that stuff but was also told it is only a temp solution to get you home and then you will have to replace the tyre.
     
  12. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    pfft, the cheapest tyres for my car are £80, and I can wear the front passenger (that would be the driver side for yanks) on roundabouts within about 2 months, all the roundabouts around here have that super grip stuff plastered on them.
     
  13. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    i saw a Porsche driving round on one of those spare half tires the other day. :hehe: damn cheapskate Porsche owner!
     
  14. andyunder

    andyunder What's a Dremel?

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    if you are on about mtb then about £10 to iirc about £50
     
  15. delphia

    delphia What's a Dremel?

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    thats true, it was originaly designed for motorcross boys who go practicing out in the arizona desert and stuff, where a flat means your ass.
     
  16. penski

    penski BodMod

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    Couldn't you just drive more carefully around roundabouts?

    *n
     

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