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post #5 of (permalink) Old 19th October 2007
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I personally blame the motoring press for this one;

I have a collection of motoring magazines from the eighties (and before), and on numerous occasions, they praised the cradle system as it meant not having to unload the boot to gain access to the spare.

Even though
  1. the wheel gets rusty
  2. it gets very dirty
  3. nigh on impossible to check the spare's pressure
  4. increased risk of the spare being stolen
  5. if the spare is of the 'spacesaver' type, then it's very difficult to store a full-size (albeit punctured) wheel in its place
Progress? I don't think so.


This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

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