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 Post subject: Orange R8
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Just picked up a 2011 Orange R8 frame in powder blue from Bikescene in Guisbourgh for £349, what a nice piece of Reynolds 853 lovelyness, probably sit and look at it all night instead of the telly!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:49 am 
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Oooo, very nice. Really quite fancy one of these myself. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Can't decide how to build it up, components have changed a little since my last build, a 1997 P7 which incidentally cost more than the R8 frame, about £400 including the rigid forks if my memory serves me right, and from the same shop too!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:04 pm 
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I would go for an SLX or XT groupset inc brakes but if funds allow I would have Hope brakes.
Hope wheels, Stans or Mavic rims.
Thomson stem and seatpost in silver and a carbon bar.
Spoon saddle in tan colour.
Fork would either be a set of white Fox or white RS Reba's. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Finally got this frame built up and ended up spending far more than I intended!!! White Fox 100mm fork, Hope brakes, xtr 972 rear mech, 971 front mech, 970 shifters, mavic crossride wheels and a smattering of Hope and Orange finishing kit, really pleased with the end result, only ridden it round the block so far but going to give it a NY moors run out next week.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:43 pm 
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That's quite a spec you've put on it.

Does it still seem like a bargain? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:42 am 
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Not quite the bargain I first thought especially as last time I looked at a Bikescene advert same frame was selling for £249!!! But hey-ho, that's life, as regards the build spec I started building it on a budget with some Deore and Sram gear that I removed from my Specialized Fsr a couple of years ago but it spoiled the bike and the rest is history and an empty wallet!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:35 am 
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They are really nice frames. I had two and loved them both.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:06 am 
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This thread is worthless without any pics! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Lovely frame, definately need some pics!


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