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 Post subject: Clockwork Orange 92/93
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Just a quick pic of my new old bike

I'm in my late 30 and when I was a teenager my older brother bought a clockwork orange that he said was the best bike he ever owned. It got pinched out the shed and he went on to own a P7, cannondale m800 and a mtrax ti 1000 or somat of the sort. Anyway to this day he loved the clockwork and said it was always his fave.

24 years later and I saw a bike come up on ebay as I was looking for a retro bike for myself and it was exactly the same (except parts) .. shame it was £425 (now reduced to 375) so I was reduced to sitting back and watching as my budget was on a couple of hundred quid. That led to me posting a wanted add on here .. 2 days later another clockwork orange came up wich was also exactly the same, and I was able to make a deal with the owner who is also on this site. Was even lucky enough for it to be less than 7 miles away. Im over the moon. Ill be adding a few bits to it as I go but I'm hoping to keep it pretty much the same. Anyway I wanted to show her off ..


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:27 am 
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If anyone see this and is a clockwork orange owner I'd love to see some more examples of the bike, hopefully one day mine can look as good as some I've seen. Im in two minds if I should get the bike powder coated in the same colours or leave it as is? Also iv managed to strip Ll stickers from the bike, and i have some on the way but there not the exact same retro ones. Im unsure if I should put them onor not? I could get the exact same ones that were on the bike but they are quite expensive and I'm skint atm lol. Do I wait and buy exact same or just go with clockwork orange in a slightly bolder font? Any advice welcome. Im thinking of having a black seat post and handle bars also and I know someone with a set of pace rc35 shocks I could possibly buy when I can. Again any advice welcome


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:36 am 
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Its got all suntour group set and my initial plan was to upgrade but I actually like them after having a few blasts around on the bike. Still unsure if I should leave the suntour xc parts on. All advice welcome... im really wanting some hotrod bars?!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:00 am 
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Very nice Clockwork.. i would leave the paintwork, looks fine as it is. Plus its great in my opinion having a Suntour Specced clockwork. Overall you have a pretty much perfect Clockwork 1992.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:17 am 
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Aye - nice one. Just needs a wash & detail! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:02 pm 
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Yep, leave the paint alone. For the correct decals see Gil_M on here as he has them on file and his repro's are ace.

Nice project is that, watching with interest. 8) 8)

I'm rebuilding mine atm.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:43 pm 
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Cheshire1980 wrote:
Very nice Clockwork.. i would leave the paintwork, looks fine as it is. Plus its great in my opinion having a Suntour Specced clockwork. Overall you have a pretty much perfect Clockwork 1992.


Thanks ... yea im gonna leave the paint work alone for time being, I mean it has knocks and scratches but nothing major..thanks for your reply, gives me a idea what others would do.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:45 pm 
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rwm1962 wrote:
Aye - nice one. Just needs a wash & detail! :wink:


Thanks :) yea iv not even washed it properly yet lol


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:47 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Yep, leave the paint alone. For the correct decals see Gil_M on here as he has them on file and his repro's are ace.

Nice project is that, watching with interest. 8) 8)

I'm rebuilding mine atm.


That's very nice! Are you showing your progress on here? Is that same year as mine? Thanks for the reply too


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:55 pm 
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Took the old battered decals off my bike, and iv been given gils email so ill order some proper ones. Im just a bit skint atm but needs must :) quick pic of her atm...

(As a side note if anyone trys uploading a pic from a phone and it says file too big just screenshot the pic and upload it from screenshots.. works everytime) ..


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