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ricky2slicky

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Aug 2019

Brit in Toronto

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Love the look of this.

    @davidual - Great find. Are you in BC? If so, do you know anything about BRC?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    MX5's are great, cheap and plentiful. Would highly recommend. The MR2 is supposed to be good to but I think I'd go for an NA or NB MX instead.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My UKDM DC2 was one of the best cars I've ever owned. The other car at the top of my list was my S1 106 Rallye. I regret letting it go, especially when I sold it for £1250 :-(.
    They might be a little tinny/not quick enough for what you want but it would be a good car to buy now, knowing you'd have money for upgrades and knowing that they will carry on increasing in value.

  • in Current Projects
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    Great build. Glad you went for the get around bars. I love mine. I just wish they were easier to get!

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    Love this. Great work.

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    Keep it, if nothing else for that paint job.

    The collection is looking really nice. Can you get some more pics up of the Samson? It's making me want to go back to an NJS frame.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    After seeing that, I kicked myself too. It looks great, especially at that price.

  • in Current Projects
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    I certainly will build what I like but the problem is that what I like is how you built all your builds with period correct parts. As you said, prices seem to have gone daft for mid-school parts so my plan is to build pseudo-survivors. They don't have to be brand new but correct parts and solid so that I can ride them. Out of interest, do you know where all your old builds ended up or was that hard to keep track of?

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    So sorry to hear about your loss. I can't imagine what it must be like but I'm wishing you all the best and hope that the bike building keeps offering the solace you need.

    Like a couple of posts already mentioned, I also saw your BMX collection in Rad Rides and I was/still in awe of them. The Mid School era is what made me fall in love with BMX and is the thing that still ties me to it now. Part of the reason I bought a Barcode and an STA500 was seeing the level of builds you did and although mine won't be nearly as nice they'll be the kind of thing I'll be aiming for. Your Standard 125 is still one of my favourite builds of all time. All the best and thanks for the inspiration.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I remember having a bike with Sachs gripshift when I was in my teens. It worked ok but I always preferred the feel of thumb or rapidfire shifters. I've just put a set of XT thumbies on a new build and they feel great. Not bad for something that are probably 25-30 years old.

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