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Offline smithy

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2019, 06:39:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
I suspect your shed is bigger than my garage Smithy :-)

I need 4 tyres on the van this week and I was thinking what a pain in backside it is to have to go and get it done :-)

Yeah...shed is 5mx9m and 3m high. Bring 'em to my place mate..I'll fit them up for you... :008: :008:

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2019, 02:23:23 PM »
More like an Aircraft hanger than a shed............... :001: :001: :001:
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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2019, 06:19:48 PM »
I haven’t paid to have tyres fitted for the last 30 odd years it is now possible to buy tyres on the net cheaper than the trade,the trade are now making their money fitting net bought tyres what Smithy has in his garage is not uncommon not by a long chalk it ain’t but don’t forget you still need a compressor to run it.

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2019, 09:57:02 PM »
Probably not uncommon in a commercial workshop, but certainly not common in a normal man cave.. ..... Unlike a compressor..................... ....................:041:
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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2019, 11:01:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I haven’t paid to have tyres fitted for the last 30 odd years it is now possible to buy tyres on the net cheaper than the trade,the trade are now making their money fitting net bought tyres what Smithy has in his garage is not uncommon not by a long chalk it ain’t but don’t forget you still need a compressor to run it.

I'm sure many people have a compressor in their garage/shed, mine is just a cheap small 50L jobbie, had it for 15 years and works fine with my tyre changer. I fit a few tyres for a few of my local mates as well. 

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2019, 07:38:17 AM »
Yeah I have 80L machine mart compressor, must have had it over 20years. How do people remove front sprocket nuts without a windy gun :-)

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2019, 09:21:13 AM »
Motorcycling is going through yet another change I have an interest in a small repair business and that is being effected by modern tech servicing an Old Bandit is one thing has anyone seen the photo of the internals of the new BM engine  :005:

Just as 20/30 years ‘Oh you have a compressor in your garage’ same now goes for tyre changers/soft ware devices etc.

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2019, 07:58:51 PM »
anyone remember George whites of swindon..they had a closing down sale...got a nearly new tyre changer for £240.bike ramps 100 quid..they sold off every thing for badders

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2019, 08:11:18 PM »
M&P...michelin pilot power £138.00 a pair... with free Optimate 3

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Re: UK Tyre Prices
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
£143.95 for a 55  :002: you don’t want to be putting a 50 on you’ll be posting on the wobble thread  :001:
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 09:11:32 AM by Winger »