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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:13 pm 
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I have my sources :wink: ... just rumours actually, but heard several times from different people, who knows. Would make sense following the clockwork success though.

here is one comment from the o so reliable stw, so must be true..
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You maybe interest to know Orange are reviving the Prestige for 2008 and also there is a very special limited run of Vitamin T's, around 25 only will be made in the US, by Lynskey. Mmmmmmm


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to be fair chaps, even with our retro credentials, i doubt we'll see any of a ltd run of 25. 500 - maybe, but 25 is going to go very fast and probably all internally (bike industry folk).

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Wu-Tangled wrote:
to be fair chaps, even with our retro credentials, i doubt we'll see any of a ltd run of 25. 500 - maybe, but 25 is going to go very fast and probably all internally (bike industry folk).

:cry:


I agree, i didn't realise such limited numbers were being discussed.

Still, i'd fancy a Prestige if it were hand built and to suit 80 - 100mm travel forks. I really love the Orange brand and i have been pained by it's increasing dilution. Hopefully if these are built, the combined success of the Clockwork, Prestige and Vit T will make them realise that they don't have to only sell mass produced far east frames to turn a profit. Assuming that they do actually make a profit on them :?


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Wu-Tangled wrote:
to be fair chaps, even with our retro credentials, i doubt we'll see any of a ltd run of 25. 500 - maybe, but 25 is going to go very fast and probably all internally (bike industry folk).

:cry:

:evil: Just not fair (if i had the money) Wonder if any will appear on e-bay :shock:


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weren't they always far east made? I know Vit T's were american or something, but weren't clockworks and prestiges foreign anyway.


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Wu-Tangled wrote:
weren't they always far east made? I know Vit T's were american or something, but weren't clockworks and prestiges foreign anyway.


Clockworks defo were/are; but Prestige and P7 were UK made, weren't they? :?

Yeah the Vit T was an import, but still a proper handbuilt frame.

You know what i mean...


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Tallpaul wrote:
Wu-Tangled wrote:
weren't they always far east made? I know Vit T's were american or something, but weren't clockworks and prestiges foreign anyway.


Clockworks defo were/are; but Prestige and P7 were UK made, weren't they? :?

Yeah the Vit T was an import, but still a proper handbuilt frame.

You know what i mean...


Who actually made the Vit T then?


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ededwards wrote:
Tallpaul wrote:
Wu-Tangled wrote:
weren't they always far east made? I know Vit T's were american or something, but weren't clockworks and prestiges foreign anyway.


Clockworks defo were/are; but Prestige and P7 were UK made, weren't they? :?

Yeah the Vit T was an import, but still a proper handbuilt frame.

You know what i mean...


Who actually made the Vit T then?


Good question, i think the original may have been actually built by Orange. I just have a sneaking suspition that the Vit T2's weren't, maybe the originals weren't very good? :?


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i used to think sandvick made them like they did hei hei and/ or kahuna's, but i'm not sure they weren't made in far east actually.

Sure this will all get clarified soon with a user appearing and clearing up confusion sooner or later.


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Orange claim to have handbuilt the original:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 8ce0f134db

However the wording for the T2 is changed and any mention of where it is welded is dropped. My guess is that the original was either too expensive to make in-house, or not very well made, or both.


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