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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Recognise this?
Do you like the orange WGs?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Fantastic. You didn't hang about! Both sets of tyres look great, must have cost a bob or two for the butterscotch orange tyres. Are they wildgrippers?. Love the forks too. It deserves a build thread if you get chance.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:58 pm 
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Didn't cost much - the seller didn't know what they had :)
If you like them - I'm sure I could bear to part with them - as you sold me the frame.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:50 pm 
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It's finished, again! Frame number two is now finished. Just undecided on the tyres. Picked up some bargain butterscotch Maxxis tyres of the Ebay. Is it Butterscotch or is it green what do you think? The butterscotch are less in your face but the green screams retro to me. I'm sure coloured tyres are a bit like Marmite though.

Loads of people on here have helped again, my sincerest thanks to you all.

I would still, when finance allows, like to get a better saddle and a shorter stem. I have a pair or USE bars waiting to go on but I want to get them re anodised first along with the seatpost. Hasn't had a proper ride yet but it looks so shiny I do't want to get it muddy!

Frame: Orange Aluminium O 1992 (I think?)

Fork: PACE RC 35

Headset: Deore XT (NOS!)
Stem: ICON (Off Marin Man...Karma too! Thanks, they look good)
Handlebar: TranX alloy (Old one I had knocking around)
Grips: Ritchey Trugrip WCS Ergo
Barends:

Brakes: Tektro Canti's (Old ones I had knocking around) Front XT rear
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables: Unknown (Off Sithlord, and donuts and fancy green crimps- nice!)
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Shimano MT63

Shifters: Shimano XT Thumbies (Off Ebay)
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M736
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M732
Derailleur Cables: Unknown (Off Sithlord, and donuts and fancy green crimps)

Cassette: Sram PG730 12T-32T (From CRC)
Chain: Sram PC870
Cranks: Shimano FC-M569 (Off Jamabikes)
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings:
Chainring bolts: Shiney green ones (Off ishaw)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN54
Pedals: Suntour (temporary)

Hub Skewers: Cheapo Decathlon
Rims: Ambrosia CC22 (Off ishaw)
Hubs: Shimano DX FH-M650 (Off ishaw)
Nipples: OOOOHHHH MATRON!!
Spokes: Stainless DB
Tyres: Maxxis C-1160 butterscotch or Trak Grippa Green
Tubes: Cheapo Decathlon

Saddle: Flite
Seatpost: USE post polished
Seatpost Binder: Hope (Shiney Green off ishaw)

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 Post subject: Just bagged one as well
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Didn't cost much - the seller didn't know what they had :)
If you like them - I'm sure I could bear to part with them - as you sold me the frame.
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Hi guys

What a great forum - stumbled across it when looking on the web for Orange Aluminium O specs.

My lad has expressed an interest in hitting the trails in Thetford Forest. Thought I had better get something to ride with him :D

Was all over mtbs in the early 90s saving my Saturday job cash for a Specialized Rockhopper Sport, which I had for 5 years. Wanted to find something which I recognised as a decent bike and just got a '92 'O' with a good frame, original forks, and the rest of it is not too clever spec wise.

Great projects on here, but anyone know what the 'O' should have had originally?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:14 pm 
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hi and welcome flatlander

there's orange catalogue's and ad's from the 90's inm the gallery but bestthing is to start your own thread on the readers wives, sorry rides, section :D

Apols to OP.

I like th butterscotch FWIW they're 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:43 am 
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Thanks - time to fire up eBay and get some better kit on it.

Brakes first, they are shocking. Have found some XT, so that will do :-)


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