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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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MSS Round 1 - Tyres

Is it up to us what tyres we use or is it the gospel according to Pirelli again?

I heard it wasn't sorted out yet so I would guess we can use what we like at least for the first round????
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What were you thinking of?

If that's the case, I've got a set of hardly used Barracuda's that have been on the old paddock basher the past few years out in the back shed I could send over?

Although I'd prob. stick with the Pirelli's myself....

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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Thinking of

sticking to the very new but slightly knackered Metzeler RS2's fitted before last Sepang session.

Could have used them for pratice and qualifying on Saturday then onto your 'Barracuda's' for the race on Sunday.

Barracuda...doesn't sound much like a tyre to me. Are you sure its not more like something you eat with chips or perhaps some floral shorts Tug's Mrs would buy him for Xmas!
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Their qualifiers for sure......

I'll get onto the UPS guy first thing Boycie, but be warned, once you've tried the Barracuda nothing else can compare

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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Excellent

make sure you send the round ones, my square rims are still with Marchesini
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 07:43 AM
 
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Bollocks Dave

a nice set of TT100's is what you need Boycie

They never loose traction cos they aint got any.
They never wear out cos they're harder than tarmac.
One size fits all just get bigger tyre levers
Oh and you won't feel that farkin braking vibration any more
cos your arms will be numb after 2 laps.

I always found it strange that a company that sent ladies knockin on doors floggin cosmetics ( bing bong it's the avon lady)would make bike tyres
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According to Classic understand it is pretty safe to say that the Pirelli deal is done, and that other tyre brands are not allowed.

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So How?

Does that mean we can turn up and practice on anything on Saturday?

I'm hoping to switch after qualifying.
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soooo ... my fresh .... only-one-crash metzlers are not allowed and I need to change these to compete .. ???
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 11:40 PM
 
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I hear that no deal is in place yet, but discussions are ongoing.

Even if the tyre sponsor is announced, remember that this will take effect from Race 1.

In other words, we will be able to practice and qualify using whatever tyres are on yr rims currently and then change them in advance of the first race.

Gonna be a busy Saturday afternoon for the tyre fitters, I can see that already

I'll follow up and get back with a further update.
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