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 Post subject: Orange Aluminium Elite
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:04 pm 
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After finding this site I thought I'd sort out my old bike, which has taken me quite a while to finish.
All parts other than the tyres are original, as are the transfers.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:02 pm 
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Sweet! Nice selection of bits and may I say... Back in the day that must have been some bike! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:22 pm 
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It was pricey but it's lasted really well - its got to be 15 odd years old now and I've only changed cables, tyres, chain etc, no major parts.

There dont seem to be any other Elites on this site that I can find, dont know if it makes them rare or maybe they did'nt sell loads?

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Frame Orange Aluminium Elite
Fork Pace RC35
Headset Mavic 316
Stem Syncros
Handlebar Renthal RC130
Grips Fred Salmon
Brakes XTR M900
Brake Levers Tech Lite
Shifters Sram SRT500
Front Derailleur XT
Rear Derailleur XT
Cassette Shimano 7spd
Chain DID
Cranks Middleburn
Chainrings Pace
Rims Mavic 117 DC SUP
Hubs Hope
Tyres Continental Cross Country
Saddle Flite
Seatpost Syncros
Weight 24lbs


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 Post subject: Spec list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:26 pm 
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Sorry, should have read Mavic 117 CD SUP!!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:43 pm 
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lovely bike.

how big is that outer chainring :shock: 48? 50?

I used to run a 50 :shock:


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I used to love the fred salmon grips...like porci paws but softer!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:19 pm 
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The chainring is a 46, it does look bigger though, A 50 is a big old plate!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:23 pm 
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thats REALLY nice!! :D
nice to know its been with you all this time too. looks in incredible condition!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:56 pm 
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.....Now that's a great looking orange. 8) Definately a good candidate for an Orange BOTM. :D

I think Logger is building up an Aluminium Elite at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:08 pm 
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Nice! 8) Can't have been too many Mavic headsets about in 1.25" 8)


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