Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Flat Tire!

I hopped on Jamis after work, and it went CLUNK!

The rear tire was VERY low on air pressure. The Big Swede had been teasing me, saying he had let the air out, but he wouldn't DARE!

I pumped it back up and it was ok till I got home, but it obviously has a slow leak, as it was a bit softer when I put it up on the repair stand.

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It is TOTALLY worn, how did it get THAT bad?

I have been negligent in record-keeping, I found. There was no mention in the Jamis log book of when I put this tire on. I had to go back in the blog to find that I mounted this tire, a Performance GT2, on December 30, 2006, at about 2,273 miles. So it has lasted about 2,313 miles. I guess that is not TOO bad.

Riding home I saw this model for sale, on Dallas St., sitting with some table and chairs. At first I thought it was a Cutty Sark, like mine, but it is actually the good ship Thermopylae.

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Looks like he didn't get any father than I have with my Cutty Sark, see below. Do not know how much he is asking for it.

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