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    I bought some bias ply tires some time ago. They were out of round but finally found out there was a Goodyear store in Fergus Falls that did truing. After driving the 45 miles there @ 35 mph, I was able to drive home 55-65 what a dream to drive now. They were reasonable friendly people, oh, I even got a garbage of shaving GREAT DAY. They've tires for guys from Mpls, Winnipeg & Billings, apparently this is a lost art
    Last edited by horace; 04-29-2016, 11:01 AM. Reason: add

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    Glad you got your tires round again. One or two shops around here can do that. Did you have them balanced too?
    Ron in Indiana

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    • #3
      I should do that with the monster Kelly-Springfields on my W600, but they're old & I don't think anyone nearby does that.

      Bucky
      1975 W600

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      • #4
        Just keep asking I heard a lot of nos until another tire co. refered me to these folks
        Last edited by horace; 04-30-2016, 09:22 AM. Reason: spelling

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        • #5
          I did an article in PWA a few years back on this.
          The company that makes the machine has a list of the shops that can
          true.
          It is indeed a lost art as the radial tires seem to be less likely to need it than bias.
          If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.
          Mark Twain

          1952 B-3 PW "Kirkwood"
          1953 M-37 (restoration project) with 4BT power
          1960 W500 Power Giant (future project)

          S.A.R. member (sar.org)

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          • #6
            I did have them balanced as well, what a great experience zipping down the road @ 55mph again

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