Great looking bike. The white cranks are ace. Normally I dislike white seats, but it's proper on this bike.
I agree with the grumpy old farts about the canti's though! V-brakes were a godsend to those who didn't take the time to learn to set up their canti's properly and who didn't maintain their brakes. They're great for cable routing challenges on FS bikes, too. I've never been impressed by their power.
Do the V's make your Blizzard look ugly? Certainly not. Just a difference of opinion. Good job.
Actually the white RF Next are from your neck of the woods. Almost had to ask you if you'd do me a favour and pick them up for me as the seller wanted to sell local, but in the end he was nice enough to change his mind and ship them to me. He even offered them to me significantly less than he original posted them up for, for whatever reason, I do not know!
Yeah, I can set up canti brakes, but Vs are so much easier. Especially Shimano ones with parallel push technology. Less time spent on maintenance, means more time for me to try and get some riding in.
However I must say I really like Control Tech canti brakes. If anything were to persuade me to change from Vs back to canti, it'd be those. But given how scarce and expensive they are, my rigs will remain sporting Vs. So my Mongoose Amplifier will probably remain the only rig with the CT canti.