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I have been having a dilema over a suitable choice for saddles and tyres.

For saddles my choice would be either a flite or a turbo, my head says flite, but my fat ass says turbo...... :?


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Been having a bit of a drama with the correct choice of tyres too. The old faithfull for me is the Panaracer Timbuk II, but by the 92/93 model year Ritchey was suppling the excellent Z-max.

Thanks to Jeff, (first flight bikes)....the retro world can rest easy, as im sure most of the retro community know, he has thankfully been the contributing factor of the re-introduction of both types of tyres.

The Z-Max evolution looks like a great tyre, (although i have yet to use the new evo)...its light and foldable kevlar.

To my mind the Z-MAX could be the more obvious choice...... :?


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Looking forward to seeing both these finished bud. . . . . . particularly the Yates :wink:


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yep me to, pulling up a pew and settling down to watch the magic show 8)


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Thank you for your continued support fellas, means a lot coming from you guys, your builds speak volumes........ 8)


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Just wanted to add this to this thread, due to the relevance of it...!!!

Wanted to say a big thankyou to Nevadasmith for scanning this and posting it......top fella, and fellow RETRO biker and steel horse fan.... :D 8)

A good period read for any fan of steel horses...., LEGENDS like salsa, Chas Roberts, Dave Yates, and Serotta.


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There is also an interesting read, via the link below, reference to the Dave Yates........!!!!!!!!!!!........... 8) 8) 8) 8)

http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/images ... 9412cw.pdf


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..........CAN ANYONE HELP WITH A REVIEW ON THE ORANGE PRESTIGE,...???? :? :?


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sinnerman wrote:
..........CAN ANYONE HELP WITH A REVIEW ON THE ORANGE PRESTIGE,...???? :? :?


These are looking promising builds...! 8)

Got a review of the Prestige from MBUK November '92 if it's any use? Apologies for the poor photos, hopefully it's still readable -

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And some from the Orange '92 catalogue (I realise yours is a '91, though!)

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Will be keeping a close eye on your Prestige in particular as I'm near completing mine...

Cheers,

Matty :D


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