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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:03 am 
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I have just bought a orange mountain bike the frame number starts A20 i presume this 1992 how can find out what model it is ?


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 Post subject: Re: orange frame number
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:11 am 
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K1ely10 wrote:
I have just bought a orange mountain bike the frame number starts A20 i presume this 1992 how can find out what model it is ?


Just post a pic up here and someone will tell you exactly what it is. If you have trouble uploading pics use picresize.com to make it smaller


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:16 am 
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Ok thanks


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If it is a 1992 then it will be either a Clockwork, Prestige, Elite or Aluminium O (although i’m Not sure any of the O’s had a 92 serial number?).

If it’s steel it’s a Clockwork or Prestige. Look at the brake cable mount on the seat stay. If the base is solid, it’s a Clockwork, if it has a hole in it, Prestige.

If it’s aluminium and is in original condition it will be a O if painted, a Elite if lacquered.


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 Post subject: Re: orange frame number
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:38 pm 
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If it’s steel it’s a Clockwork or Prestige. Look at the brake cable mount on the seat stay. If the base is solid, it’s a Clockwork, if it has a hole in it, Prestige.

i checked the brake cable mount has a hole in it so its a prestige but it has the remains of clockwork decals ???


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Get a picture up to confirm mate. The hole is in the bit between the frame and the barrel part that the cable sits in.


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Let's see photos!


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If it's a Prestige the brake cable stop at the rear should be like this...


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If it's a Prestige the brake cable stop at the rear should be like this...


My Clockwork (which I believe may be an 89/90) has the same cable stop. It also has the bridging between the chainstays and the curved front mech cable braised on top of the non-drive side BB shell. The frame came without decals from an ex-Orange chap – maybe it's a Prestige?


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jimo746 wrote:
If it's a Prestige the brake cable stop at the rear should be like this...


My Clockwork (which I believe may be an 89/90) has the same cable stop. It also has the bridging between the chainstays and the curved front mech cable braised on top of the non-drive side BB shell. The frame came without decals from an ex-Orange chap – maybe it's a Prestige?

It's a year thing.


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