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An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« on: August 29, 2019, 11:03:48 am »
Very few people have actually heard of Richard Maizey, except maybe that started Maizey's Plastics. He passed away on Tuesday. RIP

A really passionate collector that owned one of the biggest collections of classic bikes in SA.

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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 11:41:03 am »
Sad to hear.... :'(   Rest in peace Richard.... he was always helpful to our plastics requirements. A gentleman indeed. :'(
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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 11:50:38 am »
I was actually in that workshop around 6 months ago here in Pta West.

Some BEAUTIFUL bikes there!!!!!!
'70 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120, '84 Honda VF 1000 RE, '01 Yamaha YZ 250 N, '12 Honda XR 650 L, '14 Honda NC 750 X

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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 12:01:14 pm »
He seems like a man who LIVED his life. I hope his legacy can be preserved for others' pleasure and perhaps as an inspiration on not wasting one's life...
 

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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 05:12:30 pm »
A wonderful story!
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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 08:37:21 pm »
Fantastic   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Thanks for sharing Groenie
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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 08:40:16 pm »
Legend indeed  :thumleft:
 

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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 09:53:31 am »
..... I hope his legacy can be preserved for others' pleasure and perhaps as an inspiration on not wasting one's life...

Indeed roxenz
Richard's son Rikki is a good mate of mine and follows in dad's footsteps
DJ Run's or any other regularity trials are attended to religiously 
PS - last tally I heard was around 160 bikes and Rikki keeps adding still  :biggrin:



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Re: An "unknown" bike legend passed away earlier this week
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 01:54:08 pm »
character of note, such an awesome human  :thumleft:

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