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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:57 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
...Its my 1998 Orange O2!

Okay so its been finished about 2 months but i thought i had best do a post on it.

This bike was inspired by an ebay auction i won shortly after i joined this site, the auction was for an assortment of junk bike frames with no names mentioned at all in the advert (see the image below)

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(thats the one, bottom right)

SoI collected the whole lot from Bristol for the princely sum of £10

At some point in its life it had been rather crudly sprayed silver this soon came off with paint stripper. The stuck seat post took more effort (the sort of effort that requires, 3 people a drill and a garden fork) But eventually that came lose.

I thought about spraying the frame white, but in the end thought it looked nice as pollished aluminium.

the bike is kitted out as follows:
Orange O2 frame (1998)
Decals from ebay
Pace RC36 Pro class (90mm)
XT M739 cranks with middleburn rings
XT SPD's
Deore XT M739 rear mech (with Bulls eye jokey wheels ;) )
Deore XT front mech (new)
Specialised seatpost
Flite Ti saddle
Syncros stem (came as part of a rocky mountain instinct frame and parts bundle i won on ebay)
Magura HS11's
Deore LX (1996 ish) shifters
Unbranded Ti flat bars
Deore XT hubs with 217 rims

The idea started off as a cheap bike to slug around the ridgeway on, and to be honest i think it panned out well considering it started from a £10 ebay auction.

Cheers to the various people on these forums that i acquired info and parts off for this build.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Very Nice, Lack of Purple though :wink:

Have you tried another BB?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:37 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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in all honesty not yet (ive been in spain for 2.5 weeks and not been able too) I suspect a shorter BB axel will improve things though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Cinderella you shall go to the ball!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:00 pm 
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:shock: :shock: I bet that took alot of work but what a LOOKER :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:20 pm 
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Awesome salvage mate, classic looker too 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:38 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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A bit of an update on the old O2
The RC36 Proclass have been swapped out for another pair of RC36's
and the cranks have been swapped to the lovely black LX ones i had always intended for this bike.

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Bit of a technical downgrade in both cases i think, but i prefer the look of it like this.

(+ it adds to the bargain-ness of this bike, the forks i picked up for £10 from these very forums in need of much TLC, thanks to Justbackdated for the great work he did on them)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:44 pm 
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Very nice :) liked it with the old cranks as well but the black LX do look better :) classy looking bike for not much money, well done :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Lookin Kool there, but personally I would go with V's (or better Canti's) and do away with the cable ties and wiggly hydro line. You would save a budle of weight too( sorry but I am a total weight weenie obsessive :wink: )


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:59 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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the frame is actually designed for magura's, the cable guides are straight through for the hose, however, I havnt yet faced the ordeal of bleeding the brakes to disconnect the hose, to thread it through the guides...the day will come im sure.


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