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ricky2slicky

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Mar 2019

Brit in Toronto

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    In that case, fill your boots.

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    Not sure if you're looking for a new car or going used but unfortunately you'll struggle to get a new STi now as they longer do them in the UK.

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    I'm happy enough with 26" wheeled bikes and I agree that for me, the bikes from the 90's look better but I think thats down to my religious reading of MBUK in my youth.

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    Happy 50th Ejay. Watch looks great.

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    Thanks for the replies @voxelwise, @TvH and @WimVDD it's been helpful.

    I don't want to race (nor do I possess the fitness currently) but I want to get back out into the woods. The last bike I rode was a late 2000's Norco Sasquatch that had a more modern RockShox Sektor fork and although old it worked pretty well. Regrettably, I sold that frame and swapped the parts onto a mid-2000s Orange Hitman which I haven't ridden off road yet but can already tell was a mistake. I'm trying to decide whether to transfer these parts onto another, more suitable frame, sell the whole thing and buy something retro or to bite the bullet, drop proper cash on a modern bike.

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    This maybe an odd question but does anyone on here use their retro MTB in it's intended use? I'm wondering how well something from the 90's holds up now and whether its viable to use a retro mountain bike instead of buying something more modern.

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    Touché

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    Incredible! Triple Triangle goodness with all the right 90's mtb bits. I love it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    He's definitely one to watch. It was only 5 years ago that he entered the Ginetta Junior championship and that was his first experiences of racing a car. A pretty meteoric rise.

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    Not as fas as I'm aware although it would make things very interesting. Incidentally, Jenson Button has set the unofficial lap record round there in a Mclaren as part of a publicity event. I think the problem is, as it stands, GP's are only run on FIA Grade 1 circuits. Mt Panorama is listed by the FIA as a Grade 3 circuit and it would need a ton of 'upgrades and additions' to ever have a hope of being up up to grade 1.

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