Coming together nicely Adrian
That looks fantastic
One query though, its stupidly niggling me... the down tube and stem decals look "streched" horizontally (squashed vertically) - is that how they should be?
Eagle eye Carl picked them up instantly as being bigger than the ones on the frame when I got it. I know Kevin spent some extra time re-sizing the decals to what he thought was right. The decals are under the lacquer (so I can jet wash it
) so it is what it is for now. To be honest it looks great in the flesh
so I can't see me doing anything about it anytime soon - the frame is now good for another 23 years so I've got plenty of time for that
Sooo, erm, how's it coming along?
Well for now anyway - the wheels were built with the rim labels in the wrong direction
only noticed when I got them home so I'll need to get that sorted and hopefully the NOS XT Seatpost will turn up soon
I'll get some better pics out on the trails when those things are done.
Really happy with how it has turned out.
Thanks to Kevin for his expertise in restoring his frame and for employing his knowledge of how it was originally built and painted - respect.
Thanks to everyone who's posted on or contributed to all 14 pages of this thread - it's really encouraged me to get this done.
Frame/Fork: Orange Formula. Fillet brazed Prestige. Donohue built - approx 1989.
Headset: XT m730 NOS
Stem: Probably a Yates built for Yates Orange Formula or Tushingham Works Replica
Handlebar: Tange Prestige
Brakes: XT m732 NOS
Brake Levers: XT m732 NOS
Shifters: XT m732
Front Derailleur: XT m732
Rear Derailleur: XT m732
Cassette: HG70 NOS
Cranks: m730 BioPace 26/36/46
Bottom Bracket: UN70
Rims: Mavic MA40 NOS
Hubs: XT m730 NOS
Tyres: Panaracer TIMBUK II from first flight - thanks Jeff!
Saddle: Rolls NOS
Seatpost: XT m730
Seatpost Binder: XT m730 NOS