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 Post subject: 90 Orange Prestige
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:42 pm 
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Another one ticked off the list!

Picked this up a few weeks ago, wasn't really after another project but a classic Orange was on my wish list so I Crumbled when I saw it :facepalm: .

There's two frame numbers, not sure if this is normal, A89124515 & OX145BZ. Anyone know what the second number means?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:10 pm 
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Blimey, that needs some love...should be nice once repainted though. Good to see that you have the original forks as well.

The second number is a postcode, for Ock Street in Abingdon apparently :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:24 pm 
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mynchiboy wrote:
Blimey, that needs some love...should be nice once repainted though. Good to see that you have the original forks as well.

The second number is a postcode, for Ock Street in Abingdon apparently :)

Yeah it's in a bit of a sorry state that's for sure! nowt that can't be sorted out though (my Appalachian was in a similar condition when I got it) . Never thought about it being a postcode, what's the significance of Ock Street in Abingdon??


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DynaCol wrote:
mynchiboy wrote:
Blimey, that needs some love...should be nice once repainted though. Good to see that you have the original forks as well.

The second number is a postcode, for Ock Street in Abingdon apparently :)

Yeah it's in a bit of a sorry state that's for sure! nowt that can't be sorted out though (my Appalachian was in a similar condition when I got it) . Never thought about it being a postcode, what's the significance of Ock Street in Abingdon??


Yep, stunning job you did on the Appalachian :)

No significance on the postcode as far as I know, other than one of the owners of the frame/bike probably lived there...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:36 pm 
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mynchiboy wrote:
Yep, stunning job you did on the Appalachian :)

No significance on the postcode as far as I know, other than one of the owners of the frame/bike probably lived there...

Cheers, hopefully this one turns out as good :D .

Ahh right so probably just a security feature that someone's added when they bought it, in case it got stolen.


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From the first number I'd call it a December 1989 frame, so a 1990 model year. Digging the DX decal. 8)


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From the first number I'd call it a December 1989 frame, so a 1990 model year. Digging the DX decal. 8)

So is it the first two numbers that signify the year then not 2nd and 3rd as I thought?
The DX decal will be getting recreated hopefully, so no mystery what I'm building this up with :lol:


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Think I'm right and it has all the details of a 1989/90. My old 1991 had a different frame design.


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Oh man, an 89er – nice! Exactly like my frame too. Love the Orange DX logo too. Where are all these old iconic frames still hidden away? I'd almost sell my soul for one of these. Looking forward to seeing the build up.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:22 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Think I'm right and it has all the details of a 1989/90. My old 1991 had a different frame design.

Thanks for the info, I think the presence of the DX decal would mean it's no earlier than 1990. So I'll go ahead and change the title of the thread accordingly. :D


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