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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:23 am 
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Well hello all,

After having a bit of a health kick this year, I thought it's about time I got back on a bike.
Haven't been on one since I got run over nearly 20 years ago, kick in the nuts was after 6 months after getting better, I got back on only be knocked off 200 yards from home. I promptly walked back home and never touched one till now..... :facepalm:

So short version of a long story, flicking around Ebay spotted this frame, thought looks cool, I'll buy it, £78.
No idea about it, I was into Kona's, GT's, in the 90's do did a bout of Google and found this site.
I know it's a 2005 but I'm calling it retro soon to be 10 years old!

Now I have the fun of building it, well when the parts come in....

I hope to be seeing loads more of your builds and maybe some meets!

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Thats older than 2005 mate! looks like a 2002(ish) one to me!

Nice bikes though!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Well, that's what the advert said. LOL


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Have look here mate....

http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/brochures/ ... b_2002.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Shock looks a bit wrong too?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:26 pm 
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But frame looks good nick!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Good for the money, good find chap.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Um well looking at the brochure, one of those Patriots had a silver shock with a red spring, O and it says RST on it??

All I know is, I'm a big lad and I can't compress the frame to move the shock........
Maybe getting weak in my old age or the force needs to be at another angle, maybe with the wheel on.....

Only update for today, Ritchey headset came!!
Slowly, slowy catchey monkey.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:32 pm 
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I know what Coomber means about the shock, it looks a bit 'BSO' to be specced on a Patriot. More importantly it looks far too short a stroke length for the travel a single pivot bike generates. Well worth looking at properly before you build/ride it mate. Bloody nice frame though irrespective of its age and the shock, I rode one competitively around 1999 and hand on heart is by far and away the best single pivot bike I've ever ridden. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Um bargain: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RST-Shock-Rea ... 232e0a8c38

Cheap crappo I guess??


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