My brother pointed me towards retrobike, it made me need a nice retro ride.........
I have recently managed to find myself a '92 Orange Prestige and my wife a '93 Clockwork.
I have always wanted an Orange, since a teenager when a neighbor let me have a go on his. It made my new at the time '94 Carrera Technoshock feel slightly lacking! (I still have this BTW, still in pretty good nick too!).
A few pics:
Prestige when I just picked it up:
Although it was in pretty decent condition, I decided to give her a good clean up and get my brother re-spray the frame, he used Glasurit 22 line, and it looks simply unbelievable - the new decals finish it off nicely too.
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Mavic 221 Rims with STXRC hubs
STXRC Rear Cassette 8 speed. Shimano Quick Release skewers.
LX M560 Crankset
Deore XT M732 Front Mech
XTR 952 Rear Mech
LX 569 8 Speed STi Shifters
Deore XT Pedals
LX Canti rear brakes
Deore LX UM54 New Bottom Bracket
Ritchey Logic Headset
Kalloy Uno Handlebars
Orange SK8 Stem
Kalloy Seat Post
Amberwalls, Pace forks or similar, and nice stem and a flight titanium would finish it off nicely! I fitted my DX V-brakes, just because I want to use the bike and prefer them, still have the LX canti's though
My wifes purple '93 Clockwork:
The Clockwork is totaly unmolested, and pretty much unused by the look of it! It still even has the sticker on the rear cassette, I think they are the original Specialized Cannibal tyres and everything. Apart from a few minor storage marks to the stickers it really does looks new - A real time warp! She loves it!
We went out and hit the trails at the weekend:
And a beer or 2
Thanks for reading folks! Sorry about the quality of the pics.............