Re: [CR] Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 51, Issue 62 Tire savers. GOOD Bad & Ugly

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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 23:34:19 -0700
From: "Kevin Speltz" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 51, Issue 62 Tire savers. GOOD Bad & Ugly
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The only tire saver I've ever used was my hand. If I can't avoid a patch of glass, I'll drag my hand, gloves or no, FORWARD of the brakes, on each tire for a couple of revolutons. I've never noticed a piece of glass stuck in my palm so maybe its a superstition, but it seems to work. I rarely get more then one flat a year (3k+ miles). LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Don't try this at home.

On 3/20/07, <> wrote:
> To day the weather is great 60s sunny, snow all gone, Took the 51 Bates
> and
> got it ready for the SUMMER!, off with the mudguars(FENDERS) off with the
> Baycliff bag, ON with the TIRE SAVERS! tire sweeps or
> what ever? I have
> been usuing them for many many years. The GOOD part. They SEEM to
> work, who knows? I STILL do get flats,BUT they do seem to be in the side
> of the
> tire, not the top, The BAD, they are noisy. Hum,.Hum Hum, the UGLY they
> send
> dust all over the frame, SO,in my mind, for what its worth, something is
> better than nothing.IF you can put up with the negs.One other thing you
> get other
> riders asking all the time what they are. My lamp bracket on the front
> fork
> of the Bates, make a real good hanger for my helmet, YES I DO WEAR A
> and NOT a hairnet type, have got lots of comments about the bracket, Now
> I
> just say,well the Brits think of everything, EVEN a place to hang your
> hat!
> Cheers John Crump OldcantwaitforlecirqueBrit, Parker, Co USA
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Kevin Speltz
Manager, Roy Street Apartments
112 Roy St #C23
Seattle, WA, 98109