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Old 11-28-02, 05:58 AM   #1
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Thanx for all the tire input!

Thanks to all for all the very valuable tire info! You guys are a tremendous source of good information. It looks like I paid $56 for the wrong tires (2 Michelin Axial Carbons). I thought I was getting a rugged, non-flat tire. Next time, I will get the Specialized Armadillo turbos. But for now, I will try to get my money's worth out of the Michelins, since I am a man of modest means. I did buy two self-sealing tubes from Bike Nashbar for $5 apiece, and put those on. Maybe I will also add a Mr. Tuffy to the back tire. I guess a light racing tire with a heavy self sealing tube is counter-productive, but when you're new to biking, one does make some expensive mistakes! Thanks again for all your valuable input. This Forum has been a tremendous revelation to me. Happy Thanksgiving to all. PS: Is $56 for 2 Michelin Axials a good price? (includes handling and shipping). I got them from Road Tires Direct. They were very prompt. I had them 2 days after placing the order on the internet.
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Old 11-28-02, 07:26 AM   #2
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PS: Is $56 for 2 Michelin Axials a good price? (includes handling and shipping).
They are $35 each at Nashbar, plus S&H
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Is $56 for 2 Michelin Axials a good price? (includes handling and shipping). I got them from Road Tires Direct. They were very prompt. I had them 2 days after placing the order on the internet.
The best price I've seen on them is from a LBS, $29.99 plus tax.
Out of curiosity does this 'Road Tires Direct' have a web site?
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Old 11-28-02, 09:25 AM   #4
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Out of curiosity does this 'Road Tires Direct' have a web site?
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I got them from Road Tires Direct. They were very prompt. I had them 2 days after placing the order on the internet.
Hmmm... lessee.... "placing the order ON THE INTERNET"...
mmm... so they just might have a web site... mmm...
what could the address be... mmm... "w...w...w..." (that sounds like a good start!)
mmm... "r...o...a...d...t...i...r...e...s...d...i..."
nah, probably not. Probably something completely different. Whaddaheck, I'll give it a try:

www.roadtiresdirect.com



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www.roadtiresdirect.com

They are a great compnay, they only sell a few brands of tires, but the oens they do carry are the best prices around.
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Hmmm... lessee.... "placing the order ON THE INTERNET"...
mmm... so they just might have a web site... mmm...
what could the address be... mmm... "w...w...w..." (that sounds like a good start!)
mmm... "r...o...a...d...t...i...r...e...s...d...i..."
nah, probably not. Probably something completely different. Whaddaheck, I'll give it a try:

www.roadtiresdirect.com



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Old 11-29-02, 05:31 PM   #8
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I did buy two self-sealing tubes from Bike Nashbar for $5 apiece, and put those on. Maybe I will also add a Mr. Tuffy to the back tire
Obviously, not a weight weenie.
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....and people call me sarcastic!!
Could it be that you are mellowing with age?

Gather round you young'ns, back in D*Alex's day, he could make the toughest of shaved men cry........

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Could it be that you are mellowing with age?

Gather round you young'ns, back in D*Alex's day, he could make the toughest of shaved men cry........

Alex, I hate to tell you this, but you are an absolute piker compared with Jobst Brandt.

He is the most skilled sarcastian(?) the bicycle world has ever known. He even ended up on my kill file list. Alex, you are nowhere near my kill file list.

You need to improve your sarcasm, Alex, to be considered first class!!

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