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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Yeah that's the Font used on the 1993 models iirc.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Colchester, Essex
My Oct '93 (solid orange) Clockwork has that typeface, orange oranges but letters are solid blue/purple. Think they did a few variations to match the various paint schemes. There are lots of helpful pics on this site. No doubt gil can offer some that will be just right..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Windsor, Berks, UK
and so it goes on
the previopus attached orange white fade 93 picture is the only orange and white fade i have found that is the same model as mine with the combined top tube cable guides
i think mine was previousely flouro orange all over as i found orange remnants around the bottle bosses on the down tube but its possible the white was put on last but unlikely as its the appropriate base colour
as mine is a may 93 then i guess it could be appropriate to have the older decals or the newer ones
the older ones just look much nicer to my eye but i am OCD about getting things right
a friend of mine has a 93 that is all white and his decals look ok and appropriate
the bike is a keeper so i guess it doesnt matter which one is the CORRECT one as it doesnt matter if it devalues it

headache continues


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hey Chris, always go with what you like- never mind the notional value. Maybe a potential buyer would prefer your choice anyway..
Think you're right about the paint- the white is the base, so if you found orange on the bottle bosses your frame was probably all orange, like mine.
The decals on the white Clockwork look great. I wish mine had black lettering, much better than purple- too 70's for me, even if I was a teenager then (and I was)..
Regards, Steve.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:08 pm 
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Orange Aluminium-O in 'black' plastic looking are just sprayed over the satin silver colours.
I think they resprayed other models to near the end. Why waste a good frame.
It just a frame, do it whatever colour and whatever decals you want.
Though black with 'future' decals works for me ;-)
Not sure what the correct name for that style was ....
Toptube routed and does it have the wheel it can use behind the seattube, above the bottom bracket.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm 
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There was a cross over between the decal styles with the newer one first starting to appear in 1992 and the older ones certainly still in the shops in 1993 so I think you could justifiably use either as although the later decals were more than likely used on yours you would have been able to request the older type. Back then you could buy replacement decal kits and touch up paint anyway.

Not sure which month it’s in but there’s a MBUK article from around 92 about Orange and Pace that says they had bought a new decal machine and were spending all their time messing around with it hence why there’s so many variations.


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