A nail up my….tyre!


After suffering 4 back to back tyre punctures this month with my TVS Wego, I’m desperate to find a solution.

Last week I called the showroom guy from whom I purchased the scooter.

I:  “See, my bike’s getting tyre puncture every week. I’m spending 2000Rs for repairing punctures every month”

He: “What is causing punctures?”

I: “Nails – all the time”

He: “Saar, what can we do about the nails, we cannot remove nails from the road”

I: “I’m not asking you to go and sweep the road every morning. I know you cannot do anything about nails, but,see, all other bikes are cooly running over the nails but nothing happens to their tyre”

He: “But Saar, we cannot do anything about it. You have to drive carefully”

I: “I’m driving carefully only, but at night it’s difficult to see nails. I cannot ask my wife to run in front of the bike with a torch”

He:”May be tyre problem, saar. Why don’t you change your tyre?”

I: “Boss, I changed tyre just last week and after that I have got 3 punctures”

He: “oh… it happens in your Back tyre or front tyre?”

I: “Back tyre”

He: “Saar, are you an overweight person?”

I: “According to BMW or BBMP – whatever, oh yeah…BMI…I was a bit overweight, but not any more overweight”

He: “How much are you now?”

I: “62..perhaps”

He: “How much were you before?”

I: “74 kgs”

He: “Saar, 74 and all are nothing saar”

I: “I know it’s nothing but your question was stupid. Forget it, what’s the solution to this?”

He: “Don’t ride through bad roads, saar – which route you travel daily?”

I: “Why, you want to meet me?”

He: “No, saar, I was trying to understand the kind of roads you travel”

I: “Outer ring road”

He: “We have many customers from outer ring road but we don’t hear any puncture complaints from them”

I: “How will you hear man? 4 punctures every month, I have already removed all the nails from the road. Outer ring road is now a puncture free zone, and you know what, most of those puncture shop guys are now my Facebook friends”

He: “Bring your bike to showroom saar, we will check your tyre”

I hang up the phone. I know the showroom guy cannot do anything about it. I don’t know what to be blamed – the roads, my tyre or my bad luck.

Should I do a special pooja to the tyre goddess, Vidya Balan? – she has got three tyres!!

Please suggest!!

About Joshi Mukard (100 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call 'home-town'. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

7 Comments on A nail up my….tyre!

  1. Matias Nicolas Tartara // December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am // Reply

    Here in argentina i got some bad roads in the way to my work and got a lot of flate tires. Not nails, but i fix the problem with two things inside my tire first an old piece of rubber from an old tire inside and later something that here is call “kevlar band” here that goes inside the tire too, i think that you can get those in your country, i dont know if every body calls it in that way. I hope it helps. Not like the dude that you contact lol. Good luck

  2. Try walking. In just a few months you’ll be 26 from 62.

    • Some people call me “smoke” because they think I’m lean. Don’t know what they would call me if I become 26. By the way, is there any way I can reduce my age to 26?

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