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 Post subject: 1989 Orange Clockwork
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Bought this 1989 Orange Clockwork frame (+forks) from the For Sale section on here recently.
When it arrived it was all one colour, flouro Orange, but one can of spare white paint later and it's now orange/white. My first time doing a fade paint job, probably my last too :lol: not as easy as I thought. Anyway, the frame could really do with a complete refurb, so for now this'll do (may splash out on some decals for it, undecided just now).
I may steal the Suntour XCD group from my 1990 Kona to get this thing rideable.
But the next step will be polishing the frame and forks.

Frame number looks to be: N300A0075 so is it an '89 frame?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Yes one of my 89 clockworks have an A in the middle of the frame number, so i would say its definitely an 89. Good score!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Cool. Good to know. Was all flouro Orange an option then? Or had the white just faded away completely? No trace of any white on it when it arrived.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm 
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Was temped by this myself, looking forward to see your progress


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:06 pm 
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Interesting start Jim, look forward to watching this progress and I’m glad you like your purchase :)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Yeah, all Orange was an option early on, along with yellow/white fade, pink/white and black with orange decals. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:16 pm 
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I'll watch this one too. Also discovered a c16-r with some pace attached in a bike recyclers. pick up later this week.

A joint build :lol: though mine is battleship grey :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Yeah, all Orange was an option early on


Fu*k! I've just spray painted over the original paint then :lol:

Never mind, like I said it's a candidate for a full refurb. If I end up keeping it then it'll probably head to Bob Jackson's in Leeds for the paint as they did my Prestige & a few other frames I've had.
The refurb won't be happening any time soon , I've got another Orange to refurb before that :wink:
But I may get this up & running just for fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:09 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Cool. Good to know. Was all flouro Orange an option then? Or had the white just faded away completely? No trace of any white on it when it arrived.



this made me smile :) had the white faded to a fluro orange colour :shock: :)

looking forward to seeing it together though 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:26 pm 
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mkone wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
Cool. Good to know. Was all flouro Orange an option then? Or had the white just faded away completely? No trace of any white on it when it arrived.



this made me smile :) had the white faded to a fluro orange colour :shock: :


:lol: I only mentioned it as a Tushingham I had a few years back was the same colours but the Orange had faded completely in places to show the white paint underneath.

Although in hindsight it would seem a bit silly to have flouro Orange as the base with the white on top... but that's what I appear to have just done :? :lol:


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