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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:11 pm 
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A very clean build :).


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:51 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
:lol: there's actually still a few dings in the downtube, the wall thickness of the tubes is literally paper thin I think :shock:


I have one myself. I take great care of it when I even look at it. The Prestige comes out maybe once a year for a light ride hehe.

I've been thinking of selling mine, see it in my signature.


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Very good. 8)


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Fitted some front "Boing!" to the Prestige the other day, not as simple a job as I first thought :facepalm: , it involves taking the brake adapters off and swapping them around, bit of a faff, so I think the rigid fork legs will stay in the spares box until winter comes around again.

I'm only getting around 20mm of travel from the RC-35's, should be more like 45mm?? They've had "NOS" Firm elastomers fitted recently and seem to work nicely, but I'm just not getting the travel I expected.
Is it the Firm elastomers? (I weigh around 170lbs), or do they just need a few rides to "loosen up" a bit??
I gave the bike some abuse today out on the trails, so I would have expected to have used up all the travel...

Anyway, Pics...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:13 am 
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Really like this build, I particularly like this paint scheme Orange did with the prestige. Anyway thanks for sharing definitely a bike for the bucket list!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:16 pm 
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I can't believe you've got all those Oranges but no Prestige :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:09 pm 
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Thanks. Got a few oranges, unfortunately I also had an Orange elite 1992 frame with a tiny crack, and a e3 bike also with a cracks, so frames now just decorative now in garage. But yes would like a prestige, I would probably only go for the same colour as yours or an Orange and purple one. Years between 92-94. But have still got to build my alloy o and dynamo up. Anyways yours is a cracker, enjoyed your build. :) Calum


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:54 pm 
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Love it and really glad I sold you that frame......

Top Job!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Jimo746 I have luckily managed to buy a prestige 93 frame and forks in the same colour scheme here on retrobike. Very excited to get it built up. Hopefully I can do it justice, if it's anywhere near as good as your I will be pleased!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:19 am 
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Bob jacksons did the paint job on this one, it took about 4 weeks to turn it around but worth the wait. The finish is A1. It was however in need of a full rebuild


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