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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:19 pm 
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Here is my 1991 Haro Extreme Comp - NOS with full DX kit. Check out the build thread in my signature.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:42 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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24pouces wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
i'll put my vitamin t2 in for this month,
i believe the frame is taiwan made
:D

Ii'm really far for being a specialist of Orange, but if your bike is titanium made, it would be sandvik weld :D

It's funny : it's a taiwan special, and still no "Giant" or "Wheeler" shown :lol:


in my early pre-bike trade days i just assumed they were made in the UK with the other frames that Orange made. but at that point i knew nothing about the difficulties of welding titanium or any other metal for that matter but having a chat with one of the longer serving members of the Orange production team told me they were taiwan made, i was surprised myself.

from what i understand Orange for some of their frames use the Kinesis factory (for the aluminium hardtails) and for steel i think they use the same factory as the charge bikes, which also have some similarities with the Genesis frames, the suggestion was that they had been using this steel factory since the early days and we know they work with titanium because they do the charge Ti frames, so it sort of confirms the statement from my friend at Orange.

also, when you compare a Vit T2 (or the original Vit T) the finish is so different to anything from america, the US stuff had a higher polished finish mostly where as taiwan tended to be matt grey in finish.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:53 am 
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trailboss wrote:
Here is my 1991 Haro Extreme Comp - NOS with full DX kit. Check out the build thread in my signature.

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Gorgeous 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:21 pm 
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I'll put in my 1996 Sunn Xchox, frame and forks both made in Taiwan. Build thread is in my signature.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Two Parkpre's in the same BoTM? :shock:

Mine, Pro 825, Tange Ultimate Superlight.

Restored frame built with Switchblades, m900, Ringle, Hope, X-lite, Control Tech, Sun, Answer, Ritchey and Paul Components.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:02 pm 
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WTF... Why not make it 3? My Pro-Elite.

Will add more up to date photo shortly as it's all M950 and with King headset/Control Tech bars & bar ends now and I don't have any recent pics.


NOTE: New pic added see further on in the thread.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:12 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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No KHS so far...

Better remedy that then!

My 1993 KHS Montana Pro in near catalogue spec (bar tyres, forks and chainrings) with a few bits of NOS

Pic is a little out of date, as I now have the correct wheelset and the correct length stem

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1993 KHS Montana Pro by thecycledoctor.co.uk, on Flickr

Full build info and pics in my sig link below ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:19 am 
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Assume that frame made in Taiwan counts even if built up in another country?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:28 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
Assume that frame made in Taiwan counts even if built up in another country?
I would assume so judging by John's original post
John wrote:
This month is a 'Made in Taiwan Special'.The bike must have a frame which is made in Taiwan to qualify.
Which to me means that if the frame was manufactured in Taiwan it's eligable


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:35 am 
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Most bikes here are built in our own sheds anyway, or at least re-built.


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