Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:32 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:03 am 
Two Fat Ladies
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:15 am
Posts: 88
Location: Dorset now...Was south wales
Having been around the MTB scene in the early 90's, I always wanted a clockwork.
When an article called 'Bike Porn' in Singletrack magazine showed the '07 limited edition Clockwork I knew I had to have one!

So, I did the decent thing and decided to spec my own bike.

Image

Number 41/200

And here she is a few weeks later fully built:-

Image
Image
Period detailing include a Shimano Deore XT sharkfin chain stay protector and a Flite ti saddle.

Spec as follows:-
Frame Orange Clockwork Limited edition number 41
Forks Pace RC41 XCAM Limited edition number 099
Stem Hope
Bars Orange Supercross 2
Grips Unknown Clear
Shifters XTR
Headset Hope
Brake F Hope Mini Mono
Brake R Hope Mini Mono
Wheel F Hope hoops
Wheel R Hope hoops
Front Mech XT
Rear Mech XTR
Cassette XT 9speed
Chain shram
Seat Post Race face dues xc
Saddle Settle italia Flight
Chain set XT
Bottom Bracket XT
Pedals Time atac alium
Tyres Panaracer Fire XC
Innertubes Random
Quick Releases Hope

Recent upgrades include:

Panaracer Smoke and Dart Combo (pimping!)
Image
a new seat post after this happend on the Wall in Afan!
Image
Image
The nice pople at silverfish replaced this free under warenty!

However the seat post was a last minute purchace as I was going to scotland the following week, I hope to get the Hope seat post when it finaly comes out!

Goodridge hoses and new pads after the back brake stuck on going round the gorlech trail in brecfa!

I'm very please with it, and having riden an '09 Specialized Stumpjumper elite, I know i've made the right choice!

Anyone know of a correct match for the Orange in car touch up paint as it's suffering from a few stone chips?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:28 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Note to self....don't be tempted by a raceface seatpost :shock: :shock:

Cool bike BTW.

Was tempted by one of these to replace my Caldera frame


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:47 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3917
Location: The Shire
Very nice. 8)

That post failure is a bit worrying though! :shock:

As for touch up paint; you used to be able to get it in little kits direct from Orange so I'd try them first. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:59 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Lovely bike

Really wanted one of those but my attempts fo find one were fruitless...rare as hens teeth!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:05 pm 
Two Fat Ladies
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:15 am
Posts: 88
Location: Dorset now...Was south wales
cherrybomb wrote:
Very nice. 8)

That post failure is a bit worrying though! :shock:

As for touch up paint; you used to be able to get it in little kits direct from Orange so I'd try them first. :wink:


To be fair they replaced the post under warranty.

Orange web site sugests car touch up paint?!?

Anyone know of any florro orange cars?

Thanks for the postive comments guys :D

If I had the cash though it would have been traded for the Vit T they released last year, but then again they only made 33!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:22 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
Section Moderator & South West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: new forest
phone bob jackson(01132 559844) for the paint, they painted them so they should have touch up, mine's got a couple of chips aswel but luckily enough no where obvious. love the ride of mine too. just waiting on some new brakes for mine. mine is number 200 of 200 8)

oh and jay at orange told me it was 20 vit t's, one for each year of production of orange bikes and the frame numbers were 1988/ 1989 /1990 etc + the prototype so 21 in total.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:07 pm 
Two Fat Ladies
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:15 am
Posts: 88
Location: Dorset now...Was south wales
jonnyboy666 wrote:
phone bob jackson(01132 559844) for the paint, they painted them so they should have touch up, mine's got a couple of chips aswel but luckily enough no where obvious. love the ride of mine too. just waiting on some new brakes for mine. mine is number 200 of 200 8)

oh and jay at orange told me it was 20 vit t's, one for each year of production of orange bikes and the frame numbers were 1988/ 1989 /1990 etc + the prototype so 21 in total.


Top info there :wink:

Post up yours man, did yoiu build it yourself or is it a pro or comp??

P.S where did you get your lime?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:39 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
Section Moderator & South West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: new forest
the clockwork i got from GA cycles, where i used to work. i built it myself, initially as a dayride set up then as arace set up, now it's a mix. the lime crosswork is a fort cyclocross bike painted by argos as a spoof orange! seems that everyone likes it! :lol: here's the clockwork in a couple of guises! it's as it is in the bottom pic but with raceface deus riser bar, stem and post with matching deus black chainset, i realized i wasn't racing anymore and i preferred the riser set up so went back to it. it's about to get some hope brakes aswel though.


Attachments:
me at GA's.jpg
me at GA's.jpg [ 72.29 KiB | Viewed 4141 times ]
07clockworkimage1.jpg
07clockworkimage1.jpg [ 78.79 KiB | Viewed 4141 times ]
resize8.jpg
resize8.jpg [ 131.34 KiB | Viewed 4141 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:33 pm 
Two Fat Ladies
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:15 am
Posts: 88
Location: Dorset now...Was south wales
Nice to see another one. :lol:

Haven't seen another in the flesh yet!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:47 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 9735
Location: Skipton
You chaps have to stop showing your Clockwork's off 'cos I've got frame 125/200 sitting new in a box ready for a build. Have to finish my retro build before that so stop tempting me!! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Retro Spud, unkleGsif and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group