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ricky2slicky

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Jul 2021

Brit in Toronto

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    Yeah I've known Olly for years and he's super passionate about all aspects of cycling so the build was in good hands.

    I've just moved back to Northumberland from Canada so I suspect Cycle Centre will be my go to spot.

    Enjoy the Neutrino!

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    Just saw this on Cyclecentre's instagram. I hadn't twigged that this was a North East build but I look forward to trying to spot it round Newcastle! It looks ace.

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    I spent a bit of time in various VX220s that we sold when they were current. Never had any issues with comfort. They were obviously very much like the Elise that they were based on. Found those pretty comfortable on decent journeys too.

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    This is mine. No longer has the Spinergys as every time I rode it I felt like it could potentially be the last time I was able to use my own teeth. It now looks no where near as cool but has a set of Bontrager Selects on it. Last week I also found cracks in the bottom of the headtube so it's probably not long for this world.

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    Bike looks ace. I'm moving back to Northumberland at the end of the month and have a project 90's MTB waiting for me until my bikes arrive from being shipped so that write up has got me pumped up to explore all the trails and routes I didn't take advantage of before I moved away.

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    Glad to hear it's still going strong and being enjoyed. I loved the riser bar look more but its still a great looking bike with drops!

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Yeah I bought Ride 3 on a whim when it was in an Xbox live sale and its got a lot of great features but nobody has been able to match Tourist Trophy. Its a shame Polyphony didn't cary it on. It still holds up today.

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    Looks ace. What was the game you were playing? I've only played Tourist Trophy and Ride3.

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    Just realised I never responded to this in-depth analysis. Its funny but I didn't figure that the RSV was so close in age. I think in my mind I associate the Aprilia with being a much newer bike that this gen Gixxer. Nice that they have such different manners between them despite both being superbikes.

    The more I read on this, the more I'd quite like to have a go at a project, more to tinker than to ride. Although both my parents rode bikes when they were younger, they've always dissuaded me from having one. My uncle however has always had at least one bike. Mainly Ducati's but he's had Blackbirds, 'Busas and an RSV Mille Factory. He's given up riding pretty much now but still has his absolutely mint 851 which will probably sit in the corner of his garage for the rest of his days.

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    Looks ace @jambon I've got proper garage envy. Looking forward to continued updates on the garage and the bikes.

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