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 Post subject: Name this frame....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:25 am 
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Ok is any one able to pass any idea over the identity of this frame.....
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Is it some random tat, or is it of note? My first thought was it looks a little industrialy cheap in manufacture, but the seatstays look fairly orange-like to me (as some one who's never owned an orange).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:52 am 
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I cant help you too much but it looks like it has mounts for a crud catcher which may help towards the idea its a uk designed frame of some kind.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:20 am 
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Could be an Orange Gringo?

Those dropouts looks quite tasty.. Kinda like a Schwinn Homegrown's, but I guess the crud catcher mounts rule that one out..


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kingroon wrote:
Could be an Orange Gringo?

Those dropouts looks quite tasty.. Kinda like a Schwinn Homegrown's, but I guess the crud catcher mounts rule that one out..


Oh no way. I've never seen a Homegrown with Breezer style dropouts. The cable routing looks like like a Homegrown, but the dropouts...no way... they wouldn't have taken the time.


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Ok after exploring the orange route, i came across a usefull page listing images of their replaceable drop outs.

This one looks familliar, and the mention that it replaces the silver forged version seems to fit.

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P624spa fit all Patriot, Patriot 66, SubZero, Sub 5, Five, Sub 3, Mr XC, MsIsle and 1998 Orange O2. New improved version. CNC machined from billet with black anodized finish. This version is stronger and more hard wearing - it replaces the previous silver forged model.


Ok so obviously its not one of the full susp frames, but as a non orange expert, i have no idea about the other models. Any ideas, am i barking up the wrong tree?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:16 am 
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Well - as you say a full suspension (Patriot, Sub 5/3, Five or Mr XC) and it's definately not a Ms Isle or SubZero so I guess that just leaves an O2.

Why not email Orange the frame number and ask them if they can identify it?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:29 am 
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It isnt mine, yet.....Sadly these are the only pics i have, i didnt note the frame number...doh!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:41 am 
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looks orange-y, but not sure they ever used dropouts like that.

may be a case of same factory, different name?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:46 am 
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Why not do a "Show me your Orange O2 photos" thread on STW? Might get a response?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:53 am 
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The photos aren't great but it does look a bit like this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Orange-O2-mountain-bike-excellent-condition_W0QQitemZ120102006722QQcategoryZ33503QQcmdZViewItem

Even seems to have the rack mount, the chainstay bridge and the same top tube gusset.

I think it's fair to say all the evidence would point to it being an O2 - now only you can decide if that counts as random tat or not! :D


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