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Replacing Worn-Out Bike Tires Is Economical

This morning my husband and I went to several bike shops to look for a cheap bicycle to replace the old one he and my son are using. The old bike had worn-out tires. We were told by shop owners that the cheapest one amounts to some $78 while if we buy two tires plus the interiors, it will cost only $14. So the big difference, and big savings for us.

Another thing, the cheap bicycle is made of cast iron, while our old bike's A-frame (main body) was made of alloy, and other parts, stainless steel. We could not sell the old bike at a high price because some traders (buyers) will say it will be hard to resell it.

Having a bicycle is a necessity in our locality because it is far from the main road, so there's no means of transportation or public conveyances that go inside the community. We always have to rely on our own cars or vehicles, or walks some 500 meters to get a public transportation like jeepneys.


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Comments

scheng1 wrote on June 20, 2015, 7:33 AM

The shop owners are honest enough to tell you the cheaper version. If they want to make money, they would not mention.

AliCanary wrote on June 20, 2015, 8:24 PM

I would never buy a new car just because my tires were worn out, so I imagine it is the same for bicycles.

MelissaE wrote on June 20, 2015, 9:06 PM

I would think that it would be more economical to simply buy tires.

luisga814 wrote on June 20, 2015, 9:16 PM

With this article, I remember my old mountain bike. I bought that with a low price then upgraded some parts. But now, my precious bike is not anymore in my custody.

acelawrites wrote on August 16, 2015, 5:24 AM

Thanks, scheng1, yes the shop owner was honest enough, the reason why we always patronize them. They know how to keep customers happy.

acelawrites wrote on August 16, 2015, 5:26 AM

yes, it is more economical and wise to buy new tires instead of replacing the whole unit. Thanks, AliCanary for the visit.

acelawrites wrote on August 16, 2015, 5:27 AM

Thanks, MelissaE for your comment. Yes, it is wiser to buy new tires instead of buying a new unit.

acelawrites wrote on August 16, 2015, 5:29 AM

Hope you can have your bike again. It is good to keep us healthy, removes stress, and cheap because there is no need for gas, which makes it environment-friendly too.