I am going to get a better tire and have it on standby when the Shinko wears out. But for now I'm leaving the Shinko on the bike. I had no real issues with it coming home. It DID however change the handling of the bike some...perhaps because it's a non-radial and the front tire is a radial. It felt a little "odd" in curves. But I'm just happy to have found something that would work in such a remote location as Rogers Arkansas on a Saturday! Even more thankful they were able to get it installed same day so I could begin my journey home!Get some miles on that Shinko before you toss it. I'd bet you find its not too bad once you do.