I got a flat tyre during the week and wasn’t able to fix it in Drumshanbo so I brought it home to Dublin to sort out. Unfortunately, the tyre is not the problem. The problem is that the wheel is an alloy and the harsh conditions of irish roads, principally potholes and speed bumps, have apparently dented the wheel so it is no longer truly round, or as the mechanic said to me, ‘more like a 50p than a circle’, which made me wonder what the Irish 50p used to look like before introduction of the Euro.
Here’s the wheel anyway
So I’ve spent the afternoon ringing round wreckers yards trying to source a replacement. I haven’t managed to find the exact same model although I think I may have found a suitable alternative.
It’s a real nuisance anyway!