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 Post subject: Orange that was a lemon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Had a Ms Isle new many years and stones ago until some oik stole it, and ended up going motorcycle route. When I got my head in gear to shed some weight thought it would be nice to have one again, so after lots of searching purchased a 1999 vintage on a popular auction site as a battered heap.

Well lots of hours and powder coating later now have this yes i know its not perfect but its a joy to ride, feels rock solid and makes no strange noises. My style of riding is more downpub than downhill these days.

Gear wise its a sram kitted 8speed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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And about to start this as a project for SWMBO, again another 1999 vintage Orange AirO


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:00 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
some nice looking bits of kit there chap :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:06 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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What are the forks on the orange build? Are they wrapped or proper carbon?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:43 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi, they are dnm mirage magnesium, just a carbon wrap.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Spec on the Orange Msisle for anyone thats interested is:

SRAM X4 Trigger Shifter 8 Speed
SRAM X7 Rear Mech 2012 - Medium Cage - Carbon - Storm Grey
SRAM PG830 8 Speed MTB Cassette - 11-32
KMC Z82 8 Speed Chain
Nukeproof Warhead ST Headset - Stainless Steel 1.1/8"
Hope C2 hydraulic brakes / F 180mm R 160mm Hope floating roters (changed since pics)
R- Sunn double wide rear wheel / maxxis DHF 2.7 minion
F - Sunn Ditch Witch front wheel / maxxis DHF 2.7 minion
Truativ BB / Hussefelt crank with bash guard
DNM Mirage triple crown forks
24Seven Stem / 24Seven Dark Angel Handlebar
Token Double Lock On Leather Grips


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