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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:41 pm 
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weeman_mtb wrote:
So glad you got the Orbit Charlie, I was a bit concerned that I might have messed things up by outing it.

I'll keep an eye out for that build thread 8) .


cheers weeman, she does have a few issues and is a tad rough to put it mildly, but she should scrub up ok .

have managed to get most of the parts i need already too. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
have managed to get most of the parts i need already too. :wink:

Have a you had a look at Pete's (Elpedro666) for some handlebar/grips inspiration :D ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:17 pm 
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weeman_mtb wrote:
Charlieboy28 wrote:
have managed to get most of the parts i need already too. :wink:

Have a you had a look at Pete's (Elpedro666) for some handlebar/grips inspiration :D ?


i have,he seems to be going more klunker style, bmx stem and renthals. im undecided, think i might nab his itm swan neck stem and see if i prefer flat bars or chrome risers and bmx stem.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Charlieboy wrote:

my mech, and it is atb off road specific. released in december 86.

No the catalogue was made/printed Dec '86, they have date stamps on them.

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which suggests my bike is perhaps 87.

It was the 1987 catalogue, if the much is original then yes.

I think it may also have been an '88 mech as well, the date code may indicate it.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:36 pm 
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weeman_mtb wrote:
Charlieboy28 wrote:
have managed to get most of the parts i need already too. :wink:

Have a you had a look at Pete's (Elpedro666) for some handlebar/grips inspiration :D ?


Can't find any pics of this one, give me a clue please. :D

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:05 pm 
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andyz wrote:
weeman_mtb wrote:
Have a you had a look at Pete's (Elpedro666) for some handlebar/grips inspiration :D ?


Can't find any pics of this one, give me a clue please. :D


I can only find one photo of Pete's Orbit on the Peaks aftermath thread, a clear winner of the "widest handlebars award" :D .


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am 
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I had one of these on my Raleigh Maverick GT (Also came fitted to the Maverick ATB) I didn't get the nice SIS XT alike shifters though and 'upgraded' to some Hi-gear index shifters from the Shimano frictions. This mech shifted well and smoothly but eventually was replaced with a Deore II on that bike.

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