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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:36 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Norfolkshire
Ok, some may say i'm foolish! some may say i've bumped my head! others may say i'm reckless, but hey who cares, its different, i love it, and yes this is number two.

What am i talking about? Well welcome to my new addition, a March 1996 Orange X1 (Size Medium). After seeing an advert in the 'For Sale' section i knew i just had to have this, although some deliberation did take place and a slight delay occurred whilst i made some room in the Man Cave. Contact with the seller Jim (jimwise68) resulted in him holding it for us pending a collection date being organised and the subsequent exchange of the wonga.

Well that date came and off I trundled to pick it up. IT was good to meet Jim and chew the cud over bikes and sample a very nice coffee before it was time to return back to the flatlands of Norfolk X1 in hand.

Ok, the bike is a March 96 stamped frame in size Medium. Unlike my late 96/97 X1 this one is set up for Canti's. Finished in a very bright yellow with the Rock Shox finished in the same colour. The shock is the uprated version of the Strata Shock with remote Lock-out.

The plan with this build is primarily to set it up for my wife, who is really coming around to Retro-biking and becoming rather supportive (She must be after something???) however the dimensions are not too far apart from my size Large X1 so i may be tempted to take it out on the odd occasion.

So far it only has some Donor Wheels fitted, however the Orange Seatpost, and Saddle will stay. The Orange Hot Rods will be replaced with Orange Supercross Riser Bars. Two routes i have considered for groupsets are STX-RC or LX both of which i have in the Man Cave.

Anyway for the time being its a rolling frame but i am sure it wont be like it for long, the wife is already hinting at a weekend in the woods ;) lol

Love it or hate it here is my Marmite build number two 8)

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 12:54 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Ok sun was out, wife sleeping off night shift so nothing more for me to do than finish my citrus fresh X1.

Thanks to some very helpful RB'ers and also from other forums my build is nearly complete. Well it's complete and rideable, however i may still tweak it a little, however today it has not let me down and really rides very nice. So here are the additions;

Wheels - Fir Rims on Shimano STX-RC Hubs, IRC Mythos tyres, Shimano Skewers.
Crankset - Shimano STX
Pedals - Generic Platforms
Brakes - Shimano STX (Cromica Finish)
Front & Rear Mech - Shimano XT739
Bars - Orange Supercross Risers
Grips - ODI Attack
Levers & Shifters - Shimano Canti Levers & XT Trigger Shifters

Its had new cables throughout, new BB.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Location: west coast canada
I don't know about the rest but I rather like this one. Digging the polished frame with the yellow :) like you said its somthing different something unique.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:45 am 
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Location: Cheshire
Just a thought.
Wondered what they would look like with girvin vector forks.

Is it a 1" head?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:56 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
Still digging this two+ year on,

Got any pics of it dirty ?

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