need to borrow a front stand for a day....
but it all started with a stupid stupid screw that went into my rear tire while i was riding at night. since the tire had PLENTY of thread left... i was praying it could be patched and i could still use it for the remainder of its life.
when RMS removed the rim...we found the screw was actually a lot larger in diameter than i thought... they told me the damage was too large and that i could not patch it because it would be highly unsafe. only solution is to buy a new tire.
(shitty thing was...there was still so much life on that tire!!)
they quoted me a new BT010 for like $200 plus tax and mounting fee... problem is.. my front is an Avon tire and they dont carry Avons... i bought the bike with mixed tires (i know..its not recommended) but yea... so i have a choice of buying a new Bridgestone rear or the alternative below.
when i asked about used tires, they offered to sell me a set of used race tires (Pirelli SuperCORSA) for $100 for a set (both front and rear).
although they are pretty cooked on the left side... RMS told me it would last the remainder of the season without a problem... it also had plenty of tread life in the center too.
this could give me an excuse to get MATCHING tires for once!
what do u guys think? race tires bad idea for street?
i'm only going to be riding for a short while longer... gotta get a car for the fall/winter anyways.. so i thought a brand new rear would be useless to me.
problem now is i dont have a front stand to remove the front wheel... i have a rear stand but not a front.
i was wondering if any fellow rider out there would be kind enough to lend it to me for a day!
then i could remove it and bring it to RMS and get the race rubber put on.
if anyone has a front stand that wouldnt mind helping me out...
a free McDonalds meal will be one me.