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 Post subject: ORANGE, WHAT YEAR
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:30 am 
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hello, bought this a week or so ago, was black but now orangey, bomber 150, hope and halo rims,xtr and xt. any ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:51 am 
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If the Patriot decal is period correct I think it points towards around 2004/5. Seem to remember these in the shop when I got my evo4. Also remember there was the 66 or +7 :?


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:05 pm 
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no idea what year it is, but it looks like fun 8)


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 Post subject: WHAT YEAR
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:46 pm 
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hello, bought the decals off e bay so might not match the frame/year. only ridden it once so far but happy, happy, joy, joy :D .

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Looks like an 05, i had the 04 and it had dual shock mounts. I think after that the travel just got more and more.

You can still find the orange catalogues via google search.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Scratch that, i think its an 02! Looks like they beefed up the top shock mount the next year due to cracking issues around there.

Your build is excellent, perfect fork for it.

Edit: Even the catalogue looks good!

http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/brochures/original/orange_mtb_2002.pdf


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:40 am 
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I believe cyfa is correct, it's an '02/'03, it was around '02 they put that beefier shock mount on there with the plate underneath it. After '03 they beefed the shock mount up even more.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:08 am 
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I didnt even know they made them then until i began searching.

Guessing they probably started in 99/00.


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 Post subject: what year
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:35 pm 
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hello and thanks for all the replies. going out tomorrow with bro and sis into the hills and maybe one night with the lads, ahh what a life :D .


cheers drew


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:09 am 
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2002, looks banging!!


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