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 Post subject: Neil Orrell cross bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Here's my Neil Orrell cross bike; just got it back from being built up by Cadence in Bath. Got the frame off eBay and just put together what was in the garage mostly or second hand. A few new bits (bar end shifter, 9 speed cassette, brakes...).


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:09 pm 
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Very cool indeed. What crankset is that? 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:44 am 
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Thanks. It's a Middleburn RS3 (175mm).


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Looks good, Neil is still building I believe, one of the very few in the Manchester area.

Wil it be used for it's proper purpose?


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 Post subject: Neil Orrell
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Neil is still building frames in Manchester

if you give him the frame number he will tell you who he built it for, could be someone famous !!!!!!!

if you are going to use it on the cross you need to fit some form of chain guard as your chain will fall off on bumby tracks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback – I am going to use it for cross this autumn. I am fitting a Paul Chain keeper – it's on order. I will drop Neil a line and see when it was made. The chap I got it off was on the Orrell MTB team in the 90s.


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