Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
First off, if the wear bars are showing he shouldn't be riding it at all!! I don't think the bike is a bad choice, actually it's a quite good one IMO. I also think it's good he is getting gear, but buying good gear while riding on a tire like that seems a bit contradictory. Anyway, are there any tracks in your area? Maybe he can get someone race tires or something that still have plenty of life in them, but won't be too expensive. Worth looking into. Try ebay.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion