Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/4/08 2:27 a.m.


Be the smugest on your block with 40 feet of hybrid goodness http://www.mta.info/nyct/materiel/pdf/ms07597.pdf

If I had a couple bucks and a way to get it home I'd like some of this stuff http://www.mta.info/nyct/materiel/pdf/ms08306.pdf

jrw1621 Reader
9/4/08 6:26 a.m.

As noted here: http://www.mta.info/nyct/materiel/pdf/ms07597.pdf

The tires are leased? That seems odd to me. What are the residual values on tires? Is there an active market for used bus tires? Seems to me that it would be a saftey issues? I guess like semi tires, they could be re-treaded? Are semi tires leased?

Duke Dork
9/4/08 7:09 a.m.
jrw1621 wrote: As noted here: http://www.mta.info/nyct/materiel/pdf/ms07597.pdf The tires are leased?

I guess NYC Transit wants to rock some dubs they can't really afford. Ghetto bling for dem whips yo.

spitfirebill HalfDork
9/4/08 7:18 a.m.

I really want me some of that "used" body armour.

Boy they have some neat stuff available.

Woodyhfd GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/4/08 5:06 p.m.

I clicked on your first links, scrolled down, did a little more clicking and said, "OH MY GOD! There's a Bridgeport Mill on there!".

Then I clicked on your third link....

oldopelguy HalfDork
9/4/08 5:07 p.m.

Any reason I couldn't bring my own wheels and tires and not take the leased ones? I have some extras for the firetruck, see....

ignorant SuperDork
9/4/08 5:58 p.m.

those work benches are nice...

Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/5/08 12:43 a.m.

For some reason leased tires are very popular with bus companies. I don't know why. As part of it we have a guy from Goodyear who takes the worn out tires and cuts a few worthless groves inthe and puts them on the back. This gets repeated until they are paper thin and get flattened by a twig. On the bright side the are very safe in snow, since you will never get enough traction to move.

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