Friday, December 30, 2005

36,700 miles

Mercado Negro, La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia

Replace rear tire

Again, 150/17/R17 rear tires were not available in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador or Peru. I was unwilling to pay another $400 to have a tire shipped from the United States (or $800 to ship from Chile!) So, I opted to try an undersized rear tire that should serve to get me to Santiago, Chile, where the correct specification tires are available.

1 ea. Rear tire, Pirelli MT60 140/80 R17 $65.00

(Price includes shipping from Jaime Medina in Sucre, Bolivia. )

Labor, mounting of tire at Sucoser, La Paz: $3.00

Grand total: $68.00!

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