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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:44 pm 
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I bought the beast in the pictures below (see link) on Gumtree. It has an aluminium Frame and is an amalgam of many random parts but im interested to know what the frame is and if it is really an Orange frame.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29924174@N ... 401259003/

Any ideas folks?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Quick search on Orange and Series 12 (the tubeset) and I got this
http://www.bikemagic.com/search/product ... e-gringo/1

Looks like a modernish Orange Gringo ?


EDIT FAQ at Orange say Gringo is 99/00
So http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 81a622539b

This one has a snippet of that blue colour
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 81a622539b


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Quick search on Orange and Series 12 (the tubeset) and I got this
http://www.bikemagic.com/search/product ... e-gringo/1

Looks like a modernish Orange Gringo ?


EDIT FAQ at Orange say Gringo is 99/00
So http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 81a622539b

This one has a snippet of that blue colour
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 81a622539b


Your a genius fluffychicken, definately the same frame i'd say :D The first year they made it by the looks of it as it has the cables routing along the side of the top tube and not the top. Thanks for the help fella.


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I had an '03 Gringo, they are brilliant bikes. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:14 pm 
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do you think you might need to raise the bars a bit? look a bit low to me :lol:


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Looks like it could be a Gringo to me. I have the 2005 version only I didn't realise how it could be made to look like an old ladies shopping bike 8) :lol:

The last available link on Orange's website is below:

http://orangebikes.co.uk/2004bikes/bike ... ike=gringo

They are great bike often fitted with cheaper components when they deserve better....


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It's a 99 or 00 Gringo in size 21. It could be a 99 but you would need to see the drive-side dropout to tell whether it could be an 00.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:19 pm 
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Thanks for all your help folks :D

JediPaddler wrote:
Looks like it could be a Gringo to me. I have the 2005 version only I didn't realise how it could be made to look like an old ladies shopping bike 8) :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

It also has a 24" front wheel and a 26" rear which is a little unusual to say the least. I bought it for the wheels originally (building a marin up) as the guy said it had mavic x618 rims on M510 hubs, in truth the front is a ritchey hub with a "speed master" rim and only the rear is deore/x618.

I'll get what i need off it then split the rest and stick it up for sale on here. I don't really have space for another build so the frame will be up too :wink:


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