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    Default £180 puncture!!

    Yep you read correctly. I found I had a puncture after leaving my work on Friday and fitted the bike wheel so I could get the puncture fixed. After looking at the tyre I found there was a screw in the tread. So off I went hoping that my local Buget depot would fix it for free (kwik fit do or did) or cheap at least.

    Back came the answer that it was ferked as the screw had went all the way through into the insde, dragging the fine wires into the carcass with it. I said surely you can fix that with an inner tube or an inner patch, but the answer was no it needed replaced. Well the tyres had only worn, I guess 50% at most and I felt I had to get two to make them balanced etc etc, asked how much.

    They wanted £145 each!! for ferk sake thats a bit steep I thought so said just leave it as there is a garage in Newmains ( a town not too far from where I stay) that are cheaper than that for sure. The usual reply came- wait till I speak to the manager sir.

    Back he came. We can do them for £90 each sir. On one hand thats ok, but on the other hand they try and rip you off at the first opportunity. Why do they not just offer a decent lower price in the first place and maybe the public will not have to go through all this farting about with them. By the way I thought the price for two bridgestone Turanzas was ok. Any one think I was still ripped off?

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    no harm in changing only one side m8, at least you can forget about them for a while unless you get another puncy that cant be repaired, lol

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    I would have changed both as well.

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    Well mate it's a bummer. But i don't understand why people change both sides when only one is nackerd.

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    i dont understand why people get bridgestones either they are too hard and wear out too quick lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwozzie View Post
    i dont understand why people get bridgestones either they are too hard and wear out too quick lol
    I know have you seen them after 60 laps of a track. I tuck this picture of Schumacher's tyre after 03 jap GP when i was in maranelo factory.
    It's done.


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    no theres plenty of life in that still got grooves in it lol

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    I always change them in sets also 2 or 4 at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    But i don't understand why people change both sides when only one is nackerd.
    Me neither
    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    I would have changed both as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    I always change them in sets also 2 or 4 at a time
    There's simply no need - you're just throwing away money.

    From a recent thread......
    Quote Originally Posted by izonoky View Post
    booga, if that's really the case, I'm looking at the cost two rear wheel tyres, I can't see the tyre centre replacing just the one. They've only done 7200k.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Why not? If only one needs replaced then that's all you need to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by izonoky View Post
    the wear will be uneven, that's my thought.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Not really a problem. It's a bit of a misnomer that you need to replace both tyres if one is replaced. If you were not far off needing a new tyre then yes, probably an idea to replace the other one - but if you have a good amount of tread left, which it looks like you do, then there is simply no need to replace both. All you have to do is ensure that both tyres are of the same spec i.e. width/profile (and I think speed and load rating too) to be legal.

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    I once took a car in for tracking as it was pulling badly to one side and it turns out it was because of one new tyre and one worn tyre. New tyre fitted, straight as a die.
    It was a 106

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