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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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How much meat is enough?

So I'm doing Gingerman this weekend (sat) and my back tire has some meat left on it but am not sure how much is required to pass tech? I think I recall tire sales at NESBA events but wanted to be sure. Also, does anyone know what a typical charge would be for buying a tire "day of?"
I think my current tire has about 600 miles of street life left on it. (say one good all day Wisconsin ABC ride would be about it.)
((round trip))

It's a 180/55-ZR17

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 02:54 PM
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Hi ,

Looks like you have no choice. However , the good news is that even of you don't pass the tech you will NOT be ripped off buying tires at the track. If fact , if you throw in mounting costs, NESBA tire service is the best deal all around. If you do decide to use that service (a lot of people do), keep in mind that you may need to replace both tires if MD racing does not have the matching brand. Your only loss is the first session of riding that you may end up spending mounting wheels.

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Buying tires at the track is a good deal and the service is great. if you plan accordingly you shouldn't miss track time because of it. I would first email Matt Drucker and tell him what tires you want. Then I take my wheels off in the evening, give them to Matt first thing in the morning, and remount my tires before the first session.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'll e-mail him.

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