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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:02 pm 
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You're fine with Tange Ultimate Ultralight. The three types of Ultimate were jointly the top of the Tange range. I don't know how much more expensive it was than the basic Prestige, but a fair bit I think. Even the basic Tange Prestige was a high-quality heat-treated tubeset, so we're talking about better than good.

Note that the sticker is a Saracen sticker, not the normal Tange Ultimate sticker. Nevertheless I think you can rely on it that the sticker is a true reflection of what you have - they would be breaking the Trades Description Act otherwise. I can only guess that they decided to upgrade the frames at some point in the 1994 model year. Possibly Prestige was in short supply? Maybe something like that.


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LGF :lol: It had me confused all day at work. Then it twigged that it didn't look like a familiar wall...

Anthony, thanks for the info fella. Right, updating some photos now if photobucket plays fair..


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Photos in the dark tonight.. Bike is filthy but that's a good sign to me, least it's getting used..

Oh, and toying with some seatposts this morning hence the seat at a funny angle again, that's the one thing I am going to change as its a cheap nasty seatpost in it at present. Anyway, for now its finished and working well.

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Got the original collar back! Although it has a rusty bolt, something to clear this winter.

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And just so to prove to myself more than anyone that I wasn't going mad, the original tange ultimate sticker that confused me no end!

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glad the bikes working out

looks good


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wow haven't seen one of those since rob warner rode for saracen that was about 93-95 i think he ran shimano 105 road gear on his :)


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konadad wrote:
glad the bikes working out

looks good


It's superb with the forks. My favourite bike I've ever ridden.


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