I like it. There is one that's on permanent turnaround on the bay atm only the price and the fact that I have a road themed build in progress is putting me off.
I have seen a few disparaging remarks along the lines of its a standard Far East carbon frame with some orange logo's but I like the paint work and the finishing kit.
The ebay guy needs to do a google as there's a few NOS around for 2/3rd the original price
And as such I think it's worth what I paid for the paintwork (
), the full 105 kit and of course a name rather close to my heart
and which was within a a tenner (less!) of a Ribble Gran Fondo with equivalent kit.
I've seen the it's a "generic" stuff but then most plastic frames are, or made by two or three companies, however I can't find anything with the swept and curved seat stays the CarbO's got and the detailing / tube profile definitely has an Orange flavour.
cheers for the comments
Like a fish ever needed a bicycle anyway...MTB: '89 MF Alu Team Pro,'88 Muddy Fox Courier,, '92 Orange Elite (now 17"!), '04 Kona Fire Mountain (now Son's), '96 Muddy Fox Ranger home-build (son's), Specialized RockHopper '92 (Ad's retro-build) ,'02 Kona Scrap Special Edition OB (3rd Son's), 1989 Orange Clockwork (Gone!?)
ROAD 2013 Orange CarbO ,2012 Basso Devil (3rd son's), Colnago CLX3.0 Di2 self-build