Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:04 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Orange Evo 02
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:58 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 401
Location: West Mids
Hi all

I'm looking for an older Orange and saw this on Ebay;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORANGE-EVO-02-O2- ... otohosting

Now I've had a long lay off from the MTB scene, leaving after a Clockwork and a Vitaimn T. I remember the Alu O of the time and take it this is an evolution of that?

I'm after some info and a price guide, if you chaps could give me some pointers I'd be grateful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:48 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8423
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
That frame is one generation on from my O2, essentially the same but mine lacks disc tabs. Great bike, nice and light and a fairly direct frame.

I wouldnt have opted for one initially, i prefer steel hard tails, but i picked mine up at a bargain price, however i do now absolutely love it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:17 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:20 pm
Posts: 871
Location: Huddersfield
please please please check in your attic for the Vitamin T - believe me, i NEED it !!!

even the 2003 e8 i have now doesn't come close

there was an aluminium elite which appeared on ebay about 6 weeks ago - i was tempted, as i used to have one, but my wife discovered it in my ebay watching items - damn it (mind you, her reaction would have been worse if it had arrived on the doorstep)......

as for the evo o2 - very good, go for it, you will not be disappointed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:56 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 401
Location: West Mids
He He, I'd love another Vit T and now I'm getting back into it I'm starting to see how much I really regret selling. I sold it for a motorbike a long time ago and plunged head long into the biking world forgetting all about MTB's. I custom spec'd it from the head set down to the DT Swiss spokes and nipples!

Looking around the site seems to have awakened some long forgotten memories. Bikes, brands and parts suddenly start flashing back into my mind. I even woke up the other morning tyring to remember what brand of BB I'd spec'd on the VT. I had to go and google to make sure I wasn't mad thinking about White Industries Bottom Brackets and Marvic Ceramic rims. :lol:

I've got a Carrera Bugaboo sitting in the garage that I bought a good few years ago on a 0% Halfords whim and I've only used it twice. Now looking at it really doesn't insipre me like the Oranges of old. But I'm so out of touch I really don't know what I want. I've gone from thinking of a new Clockwork to something of my era. I'd love another Vit T but it looks like I'd be looking for quite a while, espcially something around a 17".

I originally got my dates wrong and thought mine was around a 1994 but I've realized it must be earlier than that. I'm sure it was one of the first batch with a black sticker set. Needless to say it's not around any more, the lad who bought it snapped the frame a couple of years after buying it. He took it off some huge drop off and snapped it. I spec'd it for lightness and he took it out as a bomber, oh well.

Anyway I digress. So I'll keep an eye on the Evo, I've always been a hardtail man. Anyone want to buy a nearly new Bugaboo? :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
I think the Evo frames were heavier than the original O2. Orange realised that their frames were starting to be used for more than just XC so beefed them up a bit. Still, they were nice frames and they did them in some really loud powder coats which were cool.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:55 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 401
Location: West Mids
Ok so here's the question. Is this worth getting rid of the Bugaboo for? After looking at some reviews they both look to be a similar spec. The Carrera was probably similar money at the time and both are Alu hardtails. The Carrera also has an XT group set too.

I know this is probably down to personal choice to a certain extent but I'm open to comments.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:20 pm
Posts: 871
Location: Huddersfield
lose the bugaboo (although what a fantastic name!)

got to get the orange - i mean, just look at those welds......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 401
Location: West Mids
Ok now I'm thinking of keeping the Bugaboo and palming it off on the wife (like I'm doing here a favour :wink:) and keeping an eye on the Orange.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:40 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
Posts: 7305
Location: Hove
You might prefer this to a Bugaboo too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rocky-Mountain-20 ... dZViewItem


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:43 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8423
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
Hi Anthony, are you the guy who sold his Rocky full susp frame on ebay this morning, if yes, Hi im the guy who missed the auction by 6 minutes and has spent all day kicking himself :(


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Cheshire1980 and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group