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Old 13th May 2018, 08:58 PM
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Jeez can no one remember how special everyone thought the Blade was when it was brought out? A lot lighter, faster than most, and handled better
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Old 13th May 2018, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by macpudd
Jeez can no one remember how special everyone thought the Blade was when it was brought out? A lot lighter, faster than most, and handled better
No all too young here
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Old 13th May 2018, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by macpudd
Jeez can no one remember how special everyone thought the Blade was when it was brought out? A lot lighter, faster than most, and handled better
Sure, but the wooden brakes, budget suspension and prone seating position makes it a bit of an organic experience for everyday use. It was ground-breaking when it was launched and I still have all the magazine reviews from the early 90s but I wouldn't want one as my only bike.

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Old 13th May 2018, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Interceptor
Sure, but the wooden brakes, budget suspension and prone seating position makes it a bit of an organic experience for everyday use. It was ground-breaking when it was launched and I still have all the magazine reviews from the early 90s but I wouldn't want one as my only bike.

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Still think would use the Blade far more oftn, but dont mind me Iam too old and have nt even sat on one in 10 ten years
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid android
No all too young here
Thats no bad thing, unfortunately i am starting to think anything made in last few years looks like transformers. By the way how old are Radiohead
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:08 PM
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Still think would use the Blade far more oftn, but dont mind me Iam too old and have nt even sat on one in 10 ten years
I have a 93 one that I use every week for spinning around on. I use it for going to the shop for milk, I commute on it and I bring my missus for spins but like I said, it's an organic experience and you need to get used to the shite ergonomics. The midrange thrust is addictive and the noise when it crosses 8k rpm is really something. Keep the blade OP, I've changed my mind.

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Old 13th May 2018, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Interceptor
I have a 93 one that I use every week for spinning around on. I use it for going to the shop for milk, I commute on it and I bring my missus for spins but like I said, it's an organic experience and you need to get used to the shite ergonomics. The midrange thrust is addictive and the noise when it crosses 8k rpm is really something. Keep the blade OP, I've changed my mind.

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Yup.............Blades are quite the machine. Never appreciated mine until I changed it...like all Hondas of old, they were so good that you didn't quite appreciate it till it was gone...Blackbird the same
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:25 PM
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put them both up for sale which ever bike sell first sell, keep the other takes the hassle out of selecting the one to go .


if it was up to me i,d keep the blade better all rounder ,sell the sp1 there worth a few quid ,and get a few nice bits for the blade
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tommy murphy
put them both up for sale which ever bike sell first sell, keep the other takes the hassle out of selecting the one to go .


if it was up to me i,d keep the blade better all rounder ,sell the sp1 there worth a few quid ,and get a few nice bits for the blade
That's what I'd be doing
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:53 PM
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Sell the wifes automobile and you and the kids go to spain for a holiday and yer left with both bikes, the wife can walk the 10 miles to the shops and back
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Old 14th May 2018, 07:40 AM
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Old 14th May 2018, 10:23 AM
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keep the blade.
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:38 AM
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Nobody can choose for you unfortunately. Iím biased when I say keep the blade because I canít stand those sp1 overpriced scrap imo
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DavyH
Both in pretty good condition, unfortunately as you know weather or not you use them, they are costing money and with 3 kids I'm not getting a chance to go out on them much... Damage limitation is needed
wait till they hit college. my collection is depleting rapidly . ill be flogging more soon .
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by VJMC
Sell the wifes automobile and you and the kids go to spain for a holiday and yer left with both bikes, the wife can walk the 10 miles to the shops and back
i like this
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Old 14th May 2018, 01:35 PM
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Sell the wife. Price depends on age mileage model and condition. Then sell wife’s cage. As above price depends on age mileage etc. Send kids out to work. Kids have it too easy nowadays. Buy a big screen tv. Large fridge Fill with beer. Sit back. Enjoy retirement. Keep both bikes. Maybe even buy a 3rd
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:34 PM
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So the blade with a new shock and some ohlins springs it is then...
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