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ricky2slicky

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Oct 2021

Brit in Toronto

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    Shame the Specialized died as I loved that build but this fork looks great on the All City. Have you noticed any issues with it going from a 26" wheeled bike to a 700c?

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    Next "project" was this rough Orange Clockwork 10th Anniversary. I was super into the segmented fork and that classic orange/white paint job so I got my mate to go and look at it/buy it before we got back to Northumberland. The paint is really rough and the freehub was slipping so I replaced the rear wheel with the old back wheel that was on the GT. I replaced the cables and threw on a Velo Orange saddle that was languishing in my friends parts box. It rides pretty nicely and has become the bike I've fitted a Weeride to.

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    Well over due an update as there's been quite a bit of change. Soma Rush has gone. We moved back from Toronto to Northumberland and theres been a few new projects.

    First one was this 1999ish GT Tequesta. Always loved the triple triangle frames and thought this would make a good project. Started with a rough but original rolling bike. Stripped it down and decided to simplify it. Luckily a friend had a bunch of bits from a previous build so basically got a tried and tested transmission from him. Deore cranks with narrow wide ring, SRAM rear mech and shifter and recently built Shimano hub on Halo rim. I got a set of On One forks on sale from Planet X and a few other bits from CRC and the rest was from my parts box. The 29.6mm seat tube was a pain in the arse but went with a 27.2 post with a shim.

    Really happy with the way it turned out. It rides like a big BMX. Plan for winter is to take it apart again and get the frame and forks powder coated. The current fork paint was a bit of an experiment with some Montana crackle paint. Didn't work quite as I wanted but I knew I'd probably get them painted properly as long as I liked how it rode. Also got a new set of tyres for it but thought I'd try it as is.

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    Lovely stuff! Look forward to seeing what you do with the new one.

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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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