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 Post subject: 1991 Orange Prestige.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Yet another enters the stable having promised to trim the heard. :facepalm:

This one hung around on ebay for a few weeks before a wine fueled bid won it for me. A trip to Haydock later and I'm pleased to say it's in pretty decent shape.

In my mind the classic Clockwork is orange/white fade with either 89/91 decals or 92/3 where as the classic Prestige is black with large font orange decals, like this. I was especially drawn to it because of the great many other Orange logo's plastered over the forks, stays etc. :D

Looked faded in the ad but it's not too bad and should t-cut up well. The bloke I got it from said he'd had it from new, or nearly new so reckoned the parts were original. It's a real mix of XT, DX and a little Suntour. The rear rim's been replaced which is a shame but everything else seems serviceable.

It's a big lad at 21" so should fit me for a change! Not exactly sure of the build direction but leaning towards some Suntour I have in stock as included is a silver headset, crankset, canti's etc so would look well with the aluminium Orange stem I have matched against the black frame. That would leave my XT collection for my mint Clockwork frame as the darker parts will suit that. We'll see.

Oh, and a Bonty/Titec retro titanium bar was a bonus! 8)

Updates to follow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm 
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The frame and forks should clean up well Ed. Decals on it look good to great, certainly intact. Think youve scored a good one mate. Look forward to seeing what you do with it. But the main thing is the frame and forks look great and decals are original!
Very similar to the black 89 clockwork you sold me...


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Very nice indeed, looks like it's had an easy life, looking forward to updates


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That should scrub up nicely, looming forward to progress on this wine fuelled rescue :)


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Thanks all. :D

OX, that’s the Stalk we spoke about!

Calum, it’s not a patch on your Clockwork but still worth some love.

Now, Suntour or XT? Should we go with silver parts?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Ah cool I didn't think you'd have it yet. Nice find really, still looks massive maybe really this is what my 92 Clockwork 21" will look like on wheels...
Watching with interest.


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