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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:31 pm 
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messiah wrote:
In Scotland I remember Gregor Grant, and I think Rachel Gordon also rode for Orange at one time.

Neil Ross cycles in Aberdeen usually had a good squad of riders on orange bikes - Dan Whitehead springs to mind as being pretty successfull.



yeah, both Gregor and Rachel rode mid nineties, was it Neil Ross Dan rode for? AIR he had a brother who raced as well.

In later years we had quite a few riders from Sandy Wallace Cycles as well and we currently support Stu Thomson, Stu was one of Peaty's Royal youth squad we inherited the year before Peaty joined us.

A couple more names from DH, Paul Plunkett, Chris Whitfield, James Richards


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:32 pm 
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bordercollie1 wrote:
I think I remember the Steve Bowman pic; big drop off, grassy descent, hanging way behind the saddle on on a stock black Orange Prestige, full Orange team kit and THOSE brown suede Shimano shoes!

I loved the advert because it was the complete opposite of the purple anodised crowd I couldn't afford to be a part of!

Think the ad was on the back of a 1992 MBI?


We should have that in the archive :) must get around to adding all the ads to our website.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:35 pm 
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messiah wrote:
Neil Ross cycles in Aberdeen usually had a good squad of riders on orange bikes - Dan Whitehead springs to mind as being pretty successfull.


Neil Ross Cycles was where I bought my first Clockwork and The Bike Bothy (where Dan Whitehead worked) was where I sold it.
Those were the days...

*wipes nostalgic tear from eye*


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AIR he had a brother who raced as well.


Paddy. Could've been him.


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Simon Darke...also Junior in 1991! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:56 am 
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JS1500 wrote:
messiah wrote:
Neil Ross cycles in Aberdeen usually had a good squad of riders on orange bikes - Dan Whitehead springs to mind as being pretty successfull.


Neil Ross Cycles was where I bought my first Clockwork and The Bike Bothy (where Dan Whitehead worked) was where I sold it.
Those were the days...

*wipes nostalgic tear from eye*


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AIR he had a brother who raced as well.


Paddy. Could've been him.


The DH boy was indeed Paddy - when he rode XC he used to sprint off the front and die on the first climb - oh how we laughed :o)

I bump into Neil occasionally, last time was at Pitfichie and before that halfway round Clachnaben. He is still biking.


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