Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
The Shinko is a fairly well-respected tire. Quite a few tires are known to be difficult to remove due to a stiff sidewall.
Often a tire will get stuck on the rim, perhaps due to the wrong lubricant being used to install it. Many folks insist on using Windex, WD-40, dish detergent, boogers, and all sorts of other 'lubricants'. This in spite of the automotive aftermarket industry making proper tire lubricants such as Ru-Glyde (which stands for something complicated like Rubber Glyde). Rather than spending the same amount of money that a gallon of oil costs and having enough of the slippery shit to pass around the neighborhood for several lifetimes, people insist on using what are essentially corrosive chemicals (detergents contain phosphates that aren't nice to aluminum, Windex is basically watered down ammonia, WD-40 is a light petroleum oil, boogers, erm, I'll stop there. Do any of those things sound like a good thing to put on rubber or aluminum?). Perhaps yours was stuck on for that reason.
My rant notwithstanding, I think going back to OEM would be a mistake. They are far more expensive than necessary and don't last for shit. Get a proper tire lubricant and put the Shinko on. If you are really put off of the Shinko, then a Kenda of the K761 sort might be a good choice. K761s can be had for $100 a pair delivered to your door, work well enough in all conditions for most folks, and the rear will go at least 9K miles, the front three times that (though I'm usually ashamed after 18K miles and put a new one on).
Anything but the OEM Dunlop.
Tom [email protected]
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