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 Post subject: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:22 pm 
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Bough this from a fella on the Retro Orange FB group & picked up yesterday. 1995 C-16R in original condition & nearly all original parts. Going to get a full stripdown & service, new tubes, different tyres, original bars & different pedals, bigger cassette & new chain. Groupset staying as is. Can see this becoming a well ridden workhorse.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:36 am 
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That looks in decent nick Ross and very honest...

Looking forward to you putting your own stamp on it...

Another ‘skittle effect’? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:07 am 
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Nah - one Skittle bike is enough for mine & RB readers eyes! Full service, tubes, grips, cassette, chain & fit original bars & better pedals. May just ride it as is for a bit - nothing spoiling! Got another on the stand at mo.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:05 pm 
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First time riding with canti brakes. They're crap, need adjusting or both!

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Nice! Looks like it will scrub up well - doesn't look too bad already mind!

I have set of correct silver Hot Rod bars if you need them, they're in fair shape but not too bad overall and uncut. Won't be much £££ :D


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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:26 pm 
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Hmmm - could be interested. :lol: I have a plain silver bar where decals have worn off & was contemplating decals but original might be nice.

This type I think is correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:49 pm 
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That's a nice score. l never see Orange bikes over here. Regarding your second picture, on the railroad track... is your bike leaning on a gandy dancer? l've always wanted to try one of those


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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:00 pm 
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It's an old coal wagon. The track through the forest is an old railway.

https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/761057


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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:35 am 
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Keeping it pretty much as is except Bontager bars & Alivio chainset going to be changed plus the plastic Wellgo pedals which are both broken. Frames been cleaned & Dinitrolled. A few scuffs & chips to touch up but first I've been stripping the components & giving everything a good clean, scrub up & lube. The old Aldi ultrasonic cleaner & new Lidl compressor coming in handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange C-16R - 1995
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:34 am 
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What is the machine that you used to clean your components with please, i could do with something similar.


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