In Reply to: Nails and Grapevine. posted by ]]]]dallas on June 07, 1999 at 11:10:47:
Enjoyed Sunday, it was good getting together.
Too bad you weren't in Fayetville, Arkansas because it is only $8 per tire to have a patch put on the inside of the tire. Last year I picked up screws in both my front and rear tires and luckily I found a tire shop that could fix the tires the way your tireman did it. While I never speed, that is around town, I later read on the board a patched tire should never be driven above 85 mph. Needless to say I have exceed that speed since and so far no problems.
Hope you can make the June 19th outing. Right now I am planning on it.
The Old Codger
: Nice photos!
: It was fun to see some of the faces behind the postings. Of course, checking out the cars was great, too!
: Thanks, Larry, for the motivation. Thank you, Robert for the great pics. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday morning.
: As you all know, I picked up a nail in my left rear tire some time on the drive. I went to NTB in Irving and had it fixed quickly. At first the 19 year-old guy working the front counter said it couldn't be fixed (those damned kids with their yeah-yeah music...):) But, I had a technician look at it and he said it was no problem. 30 minutes later I paid the $15 and was on my way. They even used a machine with a plastic cover to remove the tire from the rim, so it diodn't scratch my wheel up. This shop, on 183 at Story Blvd. even has signs up that encourage customers to go into the service area to watch their cars being serviced. I liked that. I watched the guy do all the stuff to fix my tire.
: By the way, he told me the tires on my car cost $210 each. I know that's nothing compared to the ///M tires, but it still seems really high. Plus, I know, having used Michelins before, that they will wear really quickly. Oh well...
: It was a fun day,
: PS- I like not having a last name in the photo -- it makes me like Prince or Cher. Adds mystery, no?
: It's Baker for future reference, but I don't like the Baker part. People remember "Dallas" a lot easier anyway.