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July 1, 2018

Do you need new tyres?


"Tread wear indicators are situated in each of the main grooves of the tread. These indicators are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves of the tread pattern."



"The chronological age of any tyre can be found on the tyre sidewall by examining the characters following the symbol 'DOT.' The last four numbers identify the date of manufacture of the tyre to the nearest week. The first two of these four numbers identify the week of manufacture (which range from '01' to '53'). The last two numbers identify the year of manufacture (e.g., a tyre with the information 'DOT XXXXXXX2714' was manufactured in the 27th week of 2014)."

[via Bathwick Tyres]

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[via Frederic Cambus]

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Pigro Felice Modul’Air Armchair Lounger


From the Wall Street Journal:



Feels like: A gently bobbing Aerobed. Just add a beach towel (or fine linens) to slumber soundly.

Ideal for: Those who love being in pools but not in water. This expansive floating daybed manages to keep you completely buoyed so you won't get wet if you don't want to. Bonus: So stable is the Modul'Air, you could play a tense round of Jenga on it.

Practical Concerns: Despite being mostly air, the lounger is surprisingly heavy. Thankfully, its various sections inflate quickly using the optional electric pump ($19). Also available: a silicone cup ($18) that attaches securely via magnets hidden in the float to ensure it doesn't go for a swim on its own.



$449 (pool not included).


Hat tip to reader strunkl who pointed out that silicone — not "silicon" as originally posted — would work better.

July 1, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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