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Rubber in short supply

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Mike Ryder, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh Supporter

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    Was just in a local bike shop lookin for a new front tire. I was quickly brought up to speed on the global situation. No rubber from Asia. Tires ,tubes ,patches or more or less anything ain’t happening.
    Might consider picking up anything on the shelf that fits.
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  2. CCitis

    CCitis Long timer

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    Cheers. Shoud be good for the rest of this season, hopefully they get that sorted for next year.
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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Strange? My tires are made in Japan and are a common size for many sport touring bikes.In stock at Fortnine!
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  4. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Just received a Conti Go rear tire for my RE 650 Twin from Fort Nine. In stock and delivered in 4 days.
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  5. BecaBoo

    BecaBoo Short timer

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    Call me crazy but when covid hit China bad and started heading this way, I didnt stock up on toilet paper or canned soup. I bought tires. Priorities!
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  6. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I did more checking on Fortnine.ST tires from Metzeler China, Michelin Thailand and Sh(r)inko Korea are all available but for a few (very few) sizes that are out of stock!

    Enduro tires? Sh(r)inkos 804/805s in stock for my Honda and so are the HD Enduro tubes.And a good selection of Mitas?:wink:
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  7. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh Supporter

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    That’s good to know, I thought the sky was falling. Headed to Trout lake area Wednesday for a few days.
    Should anyone like to stop for a wobble pop please do.
    Two truck campers and a Fuso field office.
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  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I was in Trout Lake today!That ride finished off my front tire so tomorrow is tire/oil change time.

    I think last time I bought TP (or tires) was early february so pre-panic?Lots left!
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  9. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Where did you park all that hardware and camp?
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  10. Mike Ryder

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    Hoping to fit in the Gerrard site.
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