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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:30 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
I bought one near the end of the '80's I got it custom painted straight from the factory it was built using 531 I'll need to scan a couple of pics for yous :wink:


Missed this post - get the pics up :D


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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:47 am 
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Hi guys, my dad bought an Orbit Gold Medal in late '83 early '84 and we still have the reply to his original enquiry letter dated 29/11/1983. As you can see it was the 'Orbit' range of cycles by Parker Thompson Cycles Ltd, Unit 8, Peartree Ind Estate, Dudley. Hope these are of some use.


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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:34 am 
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Finally built this one up, using a Suntour XC9000/XCD groupset. This was Raidan73's previously. I'll be riding it on the Thames path Retroride this Sunday.

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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:55 pm 
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That build is pure class Andrew, lovely.

I've been waiting for you to get one of your Orbits built up and posted and now I can see why it's took you so long 8) .

BTW two Orbits were on show at the Peaks ride the other week, the owners club is growing :D .


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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:02 pm 
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I'd love a fillets brazed one but they really are few and far between


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 Post subject: Re: All things Orbit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Thanks for the nice comments chaps, but the photos are quite flattering! Its fairly well "patinated", but it's built to be used so I'm pretty happy with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:09 pm 
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I've just bought a frontier, the frame number is 724183. I think its 1989/1990 but wondered if the frame number means anything? Cheers!


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The frame numbers don't mean much, and it's probably '88/'89 ish. Show us some decent pictures and check the date codes on the groupset. Nice buy!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:41 am 
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Have started to clean and change a few parts,found a date code of 89 on the rear hub. I've been taking a few photos so will try and get them on here soon. Cheers


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