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    The Tire Gods were with me today

    The Tire Gods must have been with me this weekend.

    The usual ritual.

    Haul the bike out of basement...
    Start pumping up tires.. front tire looks ok..
    Start pumping rear tire.. hmm.. awfully low... must be flat.
    Hmm. it is flat. Now why didn't I notice that yesterday ? It was fine when I put the bike away.

    Pull off tire, start feeling around for any obvious cuts. Nope.
    Feel inside the tire and I pulled out a tiny little wire fragment that I could barely feel.

    Maybe I should put out an offering to the gods ?

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    I'll send you the address...

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    Remove the Tire of Shame ! Attach the Tire of Triumph ! Now let's all get drunk and play ping pong !

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    That tiny little wire was most likely a bit from the steel belt of a car tire worn too far. It creates such a small hole, that the air does indeed leak slowly.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Unless you like red coloured tubes and inside of tyres--Use a cloth next time.

    I keep giving this advice-- perhaps I should follow it next time.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

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