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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:19 pm 
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How do you tell the difference between a Clockwork and a Prestige?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Karmann wrote:
How do you tell the difference between a Clockwork and a Prestige?


Same as,but named after the original material.That being Tange Prestige.
I believe :?

As to the exact differences i cant help you,im only familiar with the clockwork.I imagine the will be subtle differences in fixings


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:37 pm 
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I knew it was named after the tubeing material but need to know any other small differences that set it apart from the Clockwork, I bought a Prestige of eBay that was repainted some time in the mid 90s (so I'm told) but just wanted to confirm that it was a prestige


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Clockys have mud guard / pannier eyes above the rear drop out. Prestiges dont.

Check out the 93/94 catalog in the archive

The Prestiges would also have the tange prestige sticker on the seat tube if not removed or repainted.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:30 am 
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weight, clockwork will be heavier. post up the frame weight and I'm sure folk will tell you what you have.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:38 am 
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Mine his 2 mudguard pannier eyes on each rear dropout, I've just looked in the archive and yes the 93/94 catalogue don't have the eyes, what about a 92 as this is the said model of mine, will the frame number tell us anything?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:49 am 
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Pretty sure the prestige has never had rack mounts although willing to be corrected. The clockwork was always advertised as a general purpose machine as good for touring as it was for XC. The prestige was always aimed at the lightweight XC/race market.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:53 am 
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Some 92 Prestiges had rack mounts, some didn't. It can be difficult to tell the difference, but I think the 92 Clockwork was no lightweight so the weight of the frame may help. Does the serial number establish that it's a 92?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:53 am 
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Jut looked at quite a few pictures of 92 Prestiges, all seem to have the mudguard pannier eyes


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:56 am 
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My serial number is A2050250


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