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Old 01-19-2013, 03:16 PM   #21976
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So I'm home again. £505 for the tyres (yes, TYRES!!!) and alignment, and booked in for new brakes on Tuesday, a futher £440. Just what I need right after Christmas.
Ouch. I have been told by my brother that tires and brakes are something that will be in my future. I am not looking forward to that time and have started to put away a little cash here and there, just to be ready when the time comes and make sure it won't hurt so much.

Betty - is your shoulder feeling better today? Maybe when you aren't moving and lifting so much it will improve?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #21977
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So I'm home again. £505 for the tyres (yes, TYRES!!!) and alignment, and booked in for new brakes on Tuesday, a futher £440. Just what I need right after Christmas.
Does the UK require gold-filled tyres (do we pronounce this tie-rez or Tee-rez?) This is where riding a motorcycle pays off; we only replace two instead of four. Of course, we do slip around a bit in the snow... I guess there is a balance that needs be struck.


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Old 01-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #21978
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Does the UK require gold-filled tyres (do we pronounce this tie-rez or Tee-rez?) This is where riding a motorcycle pays off; we only replace two instead of four. Of course, we do slip around a bit in the snow... I guess there is a balance that needs be struck.


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You pronounce it tie-ers. I wish they were gold-filled, at least they'd have a resale value. Actually they are nitrogen filled, as apparently that deflates more slowly.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #21979
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You pronounce it tie-ers. I wish they were gold-filled, at least they'd have a resale value. Actually they are nitrogen filled, as apparently that deflates more slowly.
Nitrogen is used as tie-er fill because it doesn't heat up as much as ordinary air when driving on the highways. Heat is the biggest cause of tire failure along with punctures. That's why we are told to check pressure when the tires are cold, and not run them under-inflated. The heat build-up from running on tires that are even just a little bit soft is astounding!

The use of nitrogen for tires began on the race tracks, spread into long distance truck tires, motorcycle tire use, and now is becoming common for commuter auto tires.

It's funny... I spend so much effort to avoid nitrogen when diving, then have to go back to my repair shop just to get nitrogen for my bike tires!


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Betty - is your shoulder feeling better today? Maybe when you aren't moving and lifting so much it will improve?
Kind of painful tonight, but yay! Furniture is all moved! I am SO glad that is done. Yes, I'm hoping it will settle down this week.
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Kind of painful tonight, but yay! Furniture is all moved! I am SO glad that is done. Yes, I'm hoping it will settle down this week.


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Kind of painful tonight, but yay! Furniture is all moved! I am SO glad that is done. Yes, I'm hoping it will settle down this week.
Betty - take care of yourself - time for some self-pampering!
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Kind of painful tonight, but yay! Furniture is all moved! I am SO glad that is done. Yes, I'm hoping it will settle down this week.
Yay, the furniture is all moved and that is done. Like others have said, now is the time to take it easy and pamper yourself.
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