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 Post subject: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Location: Northants
I've just realised I have never done a post on this. This was my first 'good' mountain bike, bought the frame and forks second hand in May 1995(off of someone I still know) and rode it till November 1996 where I sold it on to a mate (I bought a Santa Cruz Tazmon), fast forward 19 years and I bought it back off him, over the last couple of years it's mostly been a display stand for an M900 groupset, recently decided to build it more like it was BITD! Everything is one notch higher (XT crank rather than LX, 600 hubs over 105 etc) What do you think?


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Scotland
I like it!
But then I’m biased as I have a Prestige of the same year.
Purple/silver was the best colour imo.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Location: Northants
Thanks jimo! What do you think of the ride? My rose tinted specs told me it was awesome, reality tells me it's long and low and feckin twitchy, especially when compared to my Explosif!
Agree about the colour being the best option.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:12 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Location: Northants
Frame: 1993 Orange Prestige

Fork: Orange rigid steel

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Zoom
Handlebar: X-lite Expert
Grips: ODI Attack
Barends: N/A

Brakes: XTR M900
Brake Pads: XTR M900
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pill
Brake Levers: XTR M900

Shifters: XTR M900
Front Derailleur: XT M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: XTR M900 12-32
Chain: Sachs
Cranks: XT M737
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: XT M737
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: UN-72
Pedals: PD-M525

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Bontrager BCX1/2
Hubs: Shimano 600 (rear converted to 135mm)
Nipples: DT alu
Spokes: DT comp
Tyres: Tioga Psycho K/Psycho TT
Tubes: Bontrager

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: USE alu
Seatpost Binder: Allen bolt

Weight: Not sure, not to heavy though!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:11 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Scotland
I think the frame rides great! As for 130mm stems and narrow flat handlebars... Not so great, for me at least. But they can be easily changed if you're not 100% committed to the retro look and being period correct.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:20 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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8) 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:00 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
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Looks great, my size too 8)

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:17 am
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Location: Birmingham
That looks great. Just finished exactly the same year, colour and size myself. Mine was stolen outside a bike shop back in 1993/4 (ruined my GCSEs!). I've built a replica of the bike I had and weirdly it's like I never lost it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:29 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Location: Northants
Thanks for the kind comments everyone.
Jimo, I think you're right, it's the stem that makes it feel to long, I've been digging through my stuff and have found a 90x25º T-bone which should sort the position out, might look a bit funny though!


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 12:24 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm
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Location: Northants
Been out on this this morning, finally got a stem that fits, looks right and isn't borrowed off another bike, it's still long and low but it's bearable, got used to it after a couple of miles! Refitted the XTR, It works so well and I bought it for this in the first place. It rides nicely now the position is better, just wants to go fast!


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