Rolled my bike out of the alleyway ready to commute to work when I realised that the steering was incredibly heavy! Realised there was a nice M8 screw slap bang in the middle of the tread! Was going to try FWR but it’s a bit of a treck from Barnet so gave Essential Rubber a ring and they were helpful with the options. My rear’s got a good 3000 miles left in it so I didn’t fancy getting a new one since it had only been on since may. I think most other places would have wanted a new tyre! Allow paying £130 odd to get a roadsmart put on the back.
£20 quid later and after having a brief chat about what sports touring tyres he’d recommend, I was on my way… only 1 hour late for work! Bung’s a good un. Flickable handing restored.
Mind you, I saw bits and pieces of london I wouldn’t have normally seen, such as Stoke Newington!