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 Post subject: Orange R8
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:46 am 
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Recently picked up an R8 frame, always wanted an Orange but never had one! I’ve sold my Giant Anthem X frame for a few days labour so transferring the mostly xt parts across and renewing some tired bits along the way..
Just need to work out how to upload photos since my photof*cket account has gone the shape of a pear..


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Don’t think I’ve ever done a build thread ..


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File comment: so invested in zee clutch mech & SRAM X0 shifter to go with 9sp XT cassette & xtr chain
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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:05 pm 
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Will the Zee work with an X0 shifter I thought they were different pull ratios?


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 am 
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Don't see that many of these which is a shame as there are great frames.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:12 pm 
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baj wrote:
Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU


It is surprising how many combinations that shouldn't work do. On one of my road bikes I use 10 speed Campag shifters to shift 8 speed Shimano, and on the other 10 speed Campag shifters to shift 10 speed Sram. Neither should work. I like an anarchic mix of parts! Hope this works.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Very nice i like. set the boxes on the uploading site to forum and fullsize and your pics will come up bigger :)


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:14 pm 
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baj wrote:
Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU


As the man said you learn something new every day 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:02 am 
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Paul R wrote:
Very nice i like. set the boxes on the uploading site to forum and fullsize and your pics will come up bigger :)


Thanks Paul, if you click on the photo it should come up larger. I’ve got a short duration trial on imageshack and I can’t find any full size setting, perhaps due to the trial? I used to use photobucket but they started charging so I binned it.. if you know of a free site please let me know!


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 Post subject: Re: Orange R8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am 
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I use imgur all good with them soo far


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