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 Post subject: My Orange X1
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:21 pm 
Old School Hero
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thought i would bring my old Orange out of retirement for the commute into work this morning. Was weird riding full suspension after 2 years of riding rigids and singlespeeds etc.

This bike was from the first batch that were available before the next lot came through with those modern v brake thingamy jigs.

the only changes have been the riser bars which i changed shortly after purchase, the nice transparent coda cannondale grips, the pedals and the saddle which i bought from Rotrax a few days before they shut up shop and which were a perfect match to rear triangle.

last big ride was the lemming trail ridgeway of a couple of years ago where it performed brilliantly (i didn't though) its been layed up since.

time to show it some love again now i think.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:33 pm 
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These never really floated my boat but thats a nice example.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Clean and tidy, very nice.

Although if mine I'd put a straight bar on, but thats just me :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:54 pm 
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i must admit i've never been completely in love with it aesthetically and seemed to be a rushed job with the single bottle boss being left on the seat tube so it looks like its a cut and shut p7 frame, but we shared some great rides during our time in wiltshire so it has sentimental value.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:14 pm 
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wasnt the single bolt put there to prevent the seat post sliding down too far an damaging the shock pivot?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:20 pm 
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thats what they claimed. i think they were fibbing!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:39 pm 
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i think you may be right :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:59 pm 
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remember the DH version of this frame, it had more gussets than a copy of razzle.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:03 pm 
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was that the X2?


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stevet1 wrote:
remember the DH version of this frame, it had more gussets than a copy of razzle.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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