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 Post subject: 1993 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:45 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Hi All

I just got my hands on this little beauty. My plan was to upgrade it to a full Deore XT group set with a new spray job but after giving 'Her' a once over I think 'I'll leave her as she is.

So far I have replaced the pedals with a spare set of light weight Wellgo's, given her a basic level clean up and balanced the brakes. She rides like a new bike hehe.

The headset is shot, need's throwing in the bin and replacing, if any one has a suitable unit I may be interested in buying.

You will see in the pictures the additional components which came with the bike, X-Lite bar end's, Crud Catcher and alloy pedals.

Frame Number: A3036250 - March 1993. Anyone know what the 6250 means?

Bike weight: 24lb (With noticeably heave saddle)

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Leave her as she is. Looks great.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:35 pm 
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+1
Just looks like new cable & a good degrease of the gearing...
Nice looking Orange!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:08 pm 
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that needs nothing beyond what's noted above

a lovely bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:38 pm 
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That's a respray ?
Looks similar to my Alu-O's dodgy Plastic-Coat type 'paint'
Original would be Matt black (If I'm right)
But if it's working and you like the look, nothing to worry about. I keep meaning to take mine off, but it sits there doing it's jobs (well some places it was way too thick and needed snapping off :lol:)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Was watching that one myself. A good score 8)

You can get a replacement headset off ebay for not many pennies. It'll be 1" threaded. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
pm sent re headset.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:43 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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FluffyChicken wrote:
That's a respray ?
Looks similar to my Alu-O's dodgy Plastic-Coat type 'paint'
Original would be Matt black (If I'm right)
But if it's working and you like the look, nothing to worry about. I keep meaning to take mine off, but it sits there doing it's jobs (well some places it was way too thick and needed snapping off :lol:)


Nope, it's the original paint job. I was thinking of having it re sprayed by Orange but i'll be leaving it as it is. Mainly due to the cost of having Orange do the paint work, very pricey at £150 for a hard tail in flat black.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Personally I would leave it be and just use it to get the best from the remainder of the summer.

If the colour still bugs you then why not get it matt black powder coated over the winter. It will be far cheaper and longer lasting than most paint jobs.

Ask around to see if anyone can reccomend a decent podwer coaters in your area. Most do a decent blast clean and powder coat for between 70-100 quid. Make sure they are bike experienced though so they will know what to mask off and plug before the powder coat.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:07 pm 
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Love that Richard :)

I would leave it just as it is too, hope to see it for real on Sunday :wink:


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