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 Post subject: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:50 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Have recently got back into bikes since buying a 2011 Rockhopper on the cycle to work scheme, I felt I wanted something that would soak up the bumps better so diced to build an orange five

Picked up this frame off pinkbike

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Paint was a bit tatty, but the frame was straight and dent free, so off it went to be powder coated

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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:02 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Next up was to order a set of new decals and bearings from Orange


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The initial idea was to build it to a fairly basic spec, using bits that I already had, but after riding my mates Alpine 160 ( the blue one in the pic above) I decided to go with an up to date spec,

Starting with;

XTR shadow+ rear mech
36-26 XT chain set
Crank bros SL headset
XT front mech
Hope seat clamp
Race face seat post
Superstar pedals
And a charge spoon saddle

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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:17 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Next on the shopping list was some forks, bars and stem

The bars are Answer Pro Taper 780's with the funky custom chaos colour scheme and the stem is a Race Face one that matches the seatpost.

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The forks are some Fox 32s with 140mm of travel, which after trial fitting I decided that I didn't like the grey, so they where stripped down, a new set of seals, decals and oils were ordered

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The uppers and lowers were then sent to mate to be painted
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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:32 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Forks all assembled and on its wheels

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Next up was a
11-34 XT cassette
XTR 10 speed chain
SLX M675 brakes
SLX I spec shifters

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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:36 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Which brings us pretty much up to date

Big thanks to my mate Jay for helping with the build!!

Two weeks ago at Llandegla

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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Great job mate!

Is it an 18" ?


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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:36 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Frenchman wrote:
Great job mate!

Is it an 18" ?


Thanks, yes its an 18"


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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:21 pm 
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A very tidy resto!


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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Love this!!! Im thinking along the lines of something similar as Im starting to do a few more XC rides!


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 Post subject: Re: 2003 Orange Sub 5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Good job...and a good choice of bars, I absolutely love them and have them on both of my mountain bikes. The shape is just perfect I reckon.

Forks have Coe up well. We're they done with wet paint? I'm thinking about having my 36's painted as they're looking a bit tatty now.


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