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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 pm 
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I'd given up looking for one of these to add to my collection of Prestige framed production bikes, then in the market place watch some kind sole listed it :)

Scan of the 1990 brochure is HERE thanks to drcarlos, here is the page for the Prestige Comp:

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This was third in the 1990 line up - top of the prestige tig welded steel bikes.

Detailing wise I'd say it's similar to a Orange Prestige/Clockwork from the same era - interesting to see how it rides.

I had the usual trepidation when you go and pick something up that was bought from a punt on eBay, crap phone picture, collection only, but I was pleasantly surprised :D Apart form the wheels/tyres/saddle which I knew were rubbish it is in original condition retaining all the XC Comp bits and stem/bars/seat post.

The frame was adorned with various skate/surf stickers which I've removed and it's in good shape, no rust, a few knocks to the paint here and there all the stickers where they should be. I'll give it a good polish, maybe touch up some of the worst chips and leave it at that. The paint is black with a sparkle - 8)

I'm going to build it back up with the Suntour stuff. Wheels will determine the rest of the build, either:

:arrow: Black rm20/DX and a HG 7 speed cassette - if I go this way I might use DX thumbies and a DX rear mech too.
:arrow: m231CD/Mavic in which case I'll either need to find a Suntour 7 speed freewheel or go with Shimano hyperglide again.

I used to run Shimano rear gearing and Suntour front BITD as it was the best of both so maybe I will do that again :?

Tyres FJ Cousins until I get some more Timbuk IIs from first flight.

Hoping to get this one up and running fairly quickly, some pics of the frame:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:50 pm 
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nice find old chap! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:02 am 
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Lovely, look forward to seeing this come together. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:45 am 
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excellent project for restore to oridginal. keep the thread up to date with progress :D


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I had a Courier Mega in the same year (see my sig) and although I loved it I really wanted a Prestige. Staying locked on to this thread 8)


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Quality, should be a great build - you certainly know how to pick 'em... 8)

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Thanks for the comments chaps, here's a update from today's garage time allowed by the mrs!

Decided to go with the m231/mavic wheels - they suit the bike well I think and currently have a 7 speed shimano HG freewheel fitted.

Fitted some NOS prestige bars and a tidy Avocet R1.

Been playing with the controls - currently I have it set up with some XC Pro brake levers/thumbies, but I think tomorrow I will try Shimano thumbies and SS5's which is what I used to run BITD - Porcipaws fitted too 8)


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if I'd not just bought my alu team pro i'da been fighting you for it!

I'm pleased too, that like me you let your mrs cook in the workshop sometimes :wink:

"camped on da sofa for this one" :lol:


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Archemist wrote:
I'm pleased too, that like me you let your mrs cook in the workshop sometimes :wink:


Not that brave I'm afraid - I snuck it in to take a pic or two while she was glued to some b****ks on TV :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Nice MF Ade :)


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