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 Post subject: 1999 Orange Gringo
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:45 pm 
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I picked this up locally and will be yet another retro bike in the garage , Not for me though ! ! This one will be for my oldest son, he is 9 and has been wanting a retro bike like one of Daddys for years :lol:

I have given it a quick once over this afternoon , it does need new chainrings and general overhall to be 100% my standard. I have removed the riser bars at his request and changed to flats 8), I have also replaced the stem with a shorter one which fits him well now. Its great that he is finally on a 26er as my cast offs can be used, Oh and I had a CK top cap spare that has now found a home :lol:

I do have some spare XT 739 cranks....... should I ? :? :?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Awesome. Cant wait to justify a purchase as for my son. Hes a bit young though at present!

Think charlieboy has one of these, tidy frames.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Looks immaculate! Awesome your boy is bitten by the retro bike thing 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Thanks for the comments chaps 8), it's not in bad nic, the pics make it look better which is strange. Needs a good polish and clean to be up to the usual standard :wink:

I've been on the lookout for a 10th anniversary clockwork for myself by they seem to be pretty rare in std rigid form, I like the brakes on rear of fork legs in a pace sort of way


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I somehow doubt whether he's so retro-minded that he would prefer M739 cranks to a nice Bomber!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:23 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
I somehow doubt whether he's so retro-minded that he would prefer M739 cranks to a nice Bomber!


No but I am :lol: New chainrings for the current chainset or M739' that owe's me nowt, it has 170 arms so not for me and probably not worth selling either.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Deed done :)

Spent a couple of hours in the sunshie today and fitted a new chain, DX rear mech & 170 Chainset, some new-ish deore V brake canti's from my spares box that grows after the bristol jumble :wink: . Its a great little bike that my son loves.

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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Orange Gringo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Wow! It was 17" one of these, just like this in same colour and with same rigid forks that got me back into cycling back in 1999...I paid £450 in rigid fork spec and still have the original receipt!

Like my old one, yours is a 1999 model and got me on some damn memorable MTB rides!


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