Regarding the parts dept: I’ve had good luck with them, one person in particular. He matched the Revzilla price for the Michelin and will honor that same price for the Metz.
Also, cost for mounting on the bike is 60 and an independent shop near by wanted 100. My gut tells me there is something amidst in the shop and the parts guy somewhat alluded to that also. I was told the shop has mounted, with difficulty, the Dunlop 240 before. There problem with the Michelin, I was told this evening, is they could get the bead onto to the rim but could not, under high pressure and numerous attempts, get it to seal to the lip of the rim. Currently I have my ride back, a Metz coming in Thurs or Fri, and I need to make a decision. Originally I leaned toward the Metz and then leaned toward the Michelin, all based on Toby’s experience and analysis. Thanks Toby. I’d be happy with the Metz but I’m p----d at their possible incompetence.