I've been a member for a while now but have never gotten around to posting any messages as although I've been riding since 1993 my current rides (all Orange) are from 1998 onwards...almost retro, but not quite! I'm guilty of being a browser of the forums though!
Today I took delivery of (I think) a 1996 19" Vit T2 frame that I intend building up with M900 XTR and the best that Yorkshire and Lancashire has to offer from the retro catalogue.
When I raced in the mid nineties I always wanted a Vitamin T but only ever managed to stretch the pennies for Elites. Now I'm approaching 40 I thought I'd try and build the bike I always wanted!
This is the 9th Orange frame I have owned and whilst the rest have had a single serial numbers, the Vit T2 has two serial numbers?
Can anyone shed any light on this? I'd like to know where it was made and when if possible as browsing some of the forum posts suggests some Vits were built in the East and some in the West but none in the UK!?!
Serial numbers are: A50100456 (type I'm used to seeing with Orange frames) and M5800 49 (?)
'98/'99 17" Orange Elite 4/RC31/Shimano M780
'99 16" Orange AirO/RC40/Shimano M730
'99 Orange MrO/RC150/Shimano M730
'03(?) 17" Orange Gringo/F7/Shimano Deore
'91/'92(?) 19" Gary Fisher Montare//Shimano DX - Cracked
'93/'94 19" Orange Prestige/RC-35AB/Shimano M737 - Stolen
'94 19" Orange Elite 2/RC-35AB/Shimano M737 - Cracked
'95 19" Orange Elite 3/RC-35 MXCD/Shimano M737 - Cracked
'98/'99 17" Orange UFO/RC-35 MXCD/Shimano M737 - Crap!