Does anyone know of a place where I can find 30x3-1/2 clincher tires in or near southern Ontario and in stock? I could also travel as far as Buffalo or Detroit. Thanks.
Dave, you don't want tires that are "in stock." The last thing (okay, one of the last things) you want is a set of tires that have been sitting around in a warehouse, drying out so they can check and crack a year after you buy 'em and mount 'em on your car.
Call Lang's and they'll drop-ship tires to you direct from the manufacturer. Those tires will be so fresh, they'll absolutely stink of fresh rubber—and their suppleness will make it a heck of a lot easier to lever onto a rim.
The only reason for wanting in stock anything is because you need it now, if you can wait until tomorrow, you can get anything delivered to your door, probably much cheaper than driving to Buffalo or Detroit or even Kitchener for that matter
Well, I made the 900 kilometer round trip to Snyder's today and got my tires and more. I started this trip before anyone had a chance to post. My main issue is time. I have two days of nothing to do in an otherwise solidly booked schedule. I have been trying to finish the season on my ancient tires but, they ain't gonna make it. They are now so bald that I'm sliding on dry curves and any cop that sees them will be sure to remove (and likely mangle) my expensive YOM plates. I had to get tires today. The tires I got were factory wrapped, soft, fresh looking, strong smelling and crack free at least for now. I compared the date code against the spare I got from Lang's a while back and I even looked up my Lang's invoice. It appears that tires in stock at Snyder's and the ones drop shipped by Lang's are equally fresh as near as I can tell. Thanks for the responses.
Snyders includes CATS with their tires now?
Cats? They told me they were slightly older kittens. I've been had!