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  1. proper71
    13th March 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    Hi Slukers… Will you be doing Scooter Rally write ups with photos etc…..

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:17 pm

      Good evening Proper71, we will be covering most rallies although we hope we’ll get some photos sent in by readers because we can’t be everywhere.

      We’ve already got galleries up from a few events and have one to publish from the Olympics do last night.

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:21 pm

      We have a section called the Rallery coming on-line now. We reckon the old, rode there, broke down, got pissed with my mates, rode home, format needs a kick up the arse so we are going to try some new styles. Video and pictures with captions…

  2. steve cato
    13th March 2016 @ 8:19 pm

    Woo hoo I’m in cheers Linsey , well done on this venture
    Do you plan to go to print eventually ??

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:23 pm

      At the moment no, but the future is open for us. The problem with print is that it’s dying a slow death. Magazine sales across the board fell by 6.5% last year and the bike mags on average fared worse than that. Getting into a dying market doesn’t seem smart at the moment.

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:25 pm

      Thanks Steve, to be honest the print industry has been in decline for a while and it’s never going to recover. A regular printed SLUK would be financial suicide but we have thought about maybe doing a special print edition as a one-off in the future.

      • steve cato
        13th March 2016 @ 9:02 pm

        Cheers n good luck for the future

  3. lambrettista
    13th March 2016 @ 8:26 pm

    Hey guys, off to a great start so far so well done!

    will you be sticking to full framed Lambretta stuff will you be entertaining open framed models too? There seems to be a slight boom in interest for these lovely old machines as well as the Luna line.

    Cheers Johnny.

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:29 pm

      Hello Lambrettista, we’re a multi-scooteral magazine and won’t discriminate against full-bodied, cutdowns, chops, or those older models. If we think it’s worthy of a feature, or there’s an angle in it we’ll be happy to show it.

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      We are getting people offering us articles all the time. We really want to encourage user participation with SLUK. Funnily enough one of the features we’ll be running as a build log is based around one of the models you mentioned…

      • lambrettista
        13th March 2016 @ 8:54 pm

        That sounds like something you’ve mentioned to me before then sticky. I’ll look forward to that one.
        I’m heading down the rlc/casa performance route with one of my lui’s, accumulated all of the parts with exception of a vega carb so far so almost ready for the engine build, very interested to make comparisons against the standard vega set up which is almost complete and should be unveiled at vmsc… Fingers crossed.

        Thanks for the reply and all the best.

        • Sticky
          13th March 2016 @ 8:56 pm

          If it is going to be a show-stopper then let’s find an angle and do something interesting with it. You’ll like what we did with our Underdog Lui when we show you..

          • lambrettista
            13th March 2016 @ 11:00 pm

            Sounds good, the vega should be worthy of a spread once I get the engine back from scoot forever.
            The rlc/casa build one however is original paint with the advantage of all of the casa unrated parts for the 50cc casing I’ll be letting scoot forever crack on with that once the vega engine is back.

            One of those too many projects on the go at one time moments and that’s just my own stuff here.

  4. sukram
    13th March 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    What is the best way to choke a french monkey ???

  5. Derek Wibble
    13th March 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    How many different avenues of scooter related tomfoolery will you be covering?

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:32 pm

      We’ll be exploring many avenues and alleyways, which particular road would you like us to ride down?

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:34 pm

      We don’t have a map of the area so we’ll probably do all of them while riding around aimlessly…

  6. richham
    13th March 2016 @ 8:35 pm

    Evening guys, do you have any plans on doing any how to videos on maintenance / tuning etc for people less experienced or new to the scooter scene. Keep up the good work bye the way.

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:38 pm

      Happy to stick that one in the suggestions box Richham

  7. Sticky
    13th March 2016 @ 8:35 pm

    We’ve got some top-level video tomfoolery to drop in the future but we are saving it at the moment for a special occasion…

  8. Giallo Ossido
    13th March 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    Clearly it is totally different publishing a periodical in real time as each time a subscriber dips in he (or she) hopes and expects to see some thing new.

    So far so very good but how do you plan to keep up the pace?

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:38 pm

      Coffee..lots of coffee

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:41 pm

      Hello Giallo, we’re hoping for reader interaction to help with the workload and give some real world reviews for people to read. We’re going to be as interactive as possible. We’ve not quite got that right yet though, the login system needs some work as people have complained about not being able to login at times (we’ve had a few messages tonight).

  9. covboy
    13th March 2016 @ 8:37 pm

    Hi guys – will you be doing tech ” how to ” / spanners guide videos – like an engine rebuild for example?

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:41 pm

      I made the how-to videos for Casa Lambretta (if you click-through the advert on the top of the Retro homepage, so I know how much work is involved. We might do bite-sized chunks but not a full rebuild in one

  10. LCW01
    13th March 2016 @ 8:40 pm

    Hi lads I’m in! Great to see you up and running.
    im planning a build soon, would you be interested in a progress report and some photos?

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:43 pm

      Absolutely. We’ve done a lot of research in advance and we know that people are interested in seeing projects progress. It’ll serve as an inspiration to others. Very welcome.

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:44 pm

      Yes LCW, we’ve already got a few folks doing rebuilds and will have a specific section for it. The more the merrier really, it’ll help people to see the hassle involved with a build and how to overcome problems.

  11. malc horton
    13th March 2016 @ 8:43 pm

    Well I for one reckon you Sluksters are a breath of fresh air!!, I’ve been really impressed with the content and imput that’s already gone in to the site…. Just feels right,almost personnel, so long may it continue,and well done to all involved keep on keeping on✊

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:46 pm

      Thanks Malc, it helps that everybody involved is 100% scooterist. We ride the machines, blow stuff up, enjoy the rallies and events and hopefully that will come across in the features.

  12. Derek Wibble
    13th March 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    How can people best spread the word about SLUK?

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:47 pm

      The best way is to wear our stickers and t-shirts with pride. Stickers on your crash-helmet or visor will be a key to unlock certain goodies in the future. Dealers will be getting stocks but at the moment they are flying out.

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:48 pm

      Tell your friends, share our posts and features on social media. Wear our stickers, enjoy what we do and get involved if you can. All help is appreciated 🙂

  13. Giallo Ossido
    13th March 2016 @ 8:47 pm

    Talking of real time, this page does not seem to refresh automatically so I am having to hit the button to re-load the page….. is that the way it works OR ARE YOU JUST HIDING IT FROM ME????

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:48 pm

      No, it works the same for us too…just have to keep refreshing

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:49 pm

      I’m not sure but we have a geek or two so will find out.

  14. missmaggot
    13th March 2016 @ 8:48 pm

    With all the bikes going missing, is there any chance of testing any tracking devices that would work on scoots without batteries and publishing the results?

    • Iggy
      13th March 2016 @ 8:50 pm

      Yes that is an idea we’ll look into. We’re already testing a tracker on a modern scooter but will do some for classics.

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:50 pm

      Funnily enough we’ve got something about that lined up for the near future. Datatool have been getting some good success with trackers and have recovered the same GTS stolen twice in a night in London!!!

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:51 pm

      Problem for classic scooters is that most trackers need a battery or at least regular charging.

    • JustPootlin
      14th March 2016 @ 10:39 pm

      Yes please 🙂

  15. Giallo Ossido
    13th March 2016 @ 8:52 pm

    Not refreshing then just dystopian!

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:53 pm

      I agree. Anyone fancy a pint?

  16. Giallo Ossido
    13th March 2016 @ 8:55 pm

    New passtime – post a tracker to yourself.

    • Sticky
      13th March 2016 @ 8:57 pm

      Most people have a tracker in their pocket these days…

  17. Sticky
    13th March 2016 @ 9:03 pm

    Right folks, that’s a wrap. After a slow start it was a success. Thanks to everyone who took part. We got some useful feedback to work on and you got a bit more interaction than asking questions to a pile of pages.

    See you in the pub in 5 minutes…

  18. lee maddocks
    13th March 2016 @ 9:12 pm

    Great site .so far guys , an interesting concept where . general dogsbody scooterists like myself can possibly do a video or write an article to send in that might get featured, i will have to get my thinking cap on for what contributions i can send i.

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