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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:45 pm 
Old School Hero

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Hi all,Ive just bought this 91 Prestige from paininthe (cheers mate) and need a bit of advice re assembling the parts to make it as original as possible.
Im going to strip it and paint or powdercoat it black and the drivetrain will probably be DX as funds probably wont stretch to XT.
Her are a few questions I hope you can help with:
1.Regarding the DX groupset,which shift levers should I get(eg thumbies etc)for a 91 build and what is the code for this year i.e mt 60 etc.
2.What size seatpost and front mech would be needed.
3.Which bar and stem would have been on here originally(SK8/HOT ROD ETC)
4. And finally (for now)the seller kindly included some new orange coloured decals,would these be correct for this colour and year.
The frame and fork weighs about 3.1 kg which is heavier than my 95 P7 but thats a 17 inch whereas this is a 19.Hers some pics of the frame now,thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Nice frame!

I think....

- 26.8mm seatpost
- 28.6mm front mech
- Orange stalk stem
- Orange Hot rod bars
- groupset m732/735 (?)

Pricewise, there shouldn't be a huge difference in DX/XT if getting 2nd hand so for literally a few quid more it'd be worth going XT i think

In 1991 it was the 'O r a n g e' type decals.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:49 pm 
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nice project to keep you busy! 8)

for me, look for some thumbies. work well and generally available. s.t.i shifters can be very hit and miss. the brake levers are ace but the shifters can be unreliable.

I have some DX and XT bits kicking around. once i've had chance to clean them up i will let you know what i have available.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:15 pm 
Old School Hero

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Brilliant ,thanks alot,itll be a month or so before I can get it stripped and powdercoated so Ive got time to source some bits,if you let me know what you have XT wise that would be great,tnanks


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Nice project 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 91 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Have you made any more progress on the Prestige?


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 Post subject: Re: 91 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:58 am 
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Rob H wrote:
Have you made any more progress on the Prestige?


and if not, want to sell it to me ? :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 91 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:18 am 
Old School Hero

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Not made alot of progress yet to be fair,still collecting bits.Got DX front and rear mech and m650 cantis ,some Araya Rm20 wheels and an Orange Litstick seatpost.Ive stripped the frame and removed the old decals,its in really nice nick with no rust,it really feels like a quality frame.Waiting to get it painted in the original satin black.Ideally wanted to make it as original as I could but some bits are a bit hard to find.Will post some pics when its painted.Not really wanting to sell.....ever.Normally Im a bit mercenary and everything has its price but I really,really like this for some reason.


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 Post subject: Re: 91 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Cool. I hopefully have a Prestige on the way...but don't expect any build progress for a long while :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 91 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:02 pm 
Old School Hero

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Ive painted the frame and put the new decals on,still sourcing some bits to build it though.Im quite pleased with the result.
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