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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 pm 
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So little update on the Ally O

I ended up getting some RC35’s on a prestige I picked up, and not wanting them on that I wipped of the RC30 lowers and fired in the 35’s

This got me thinking that new plan is to see if I can build a very similar looking bike to the one that’s in the 1992 Orange catalogue!!

This is the inspiration
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And this is how far along I am
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I kinda think there’s some resemblance?

I’ve got a set of black XT M730’s waiting to go on once I’ve fitted a BB
Think she just needs pedal (spd’s 737’s) chain, cables and grips and I think she’ll be there

Apologies about the foam on the bars !!
The bars keep swinging and singing the top tube :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:57 pm 
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Can I ask - is this a 19" and what's the stem you've got in the first photo on the thread?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:59 pm 
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Yep this is a 19 and the silver stem, is an orange ally stalk150mm I just prefer the black one and it’s slightly shorter


This one
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:01 pm 
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Carge wrote:
Can I ask - is this a 19" and what's the stem you've got in the first photo on the thread?
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Your old frame I bought off you many moons back! Glad you remember it :lol: Sold it on to Davo as I have another o in the same Colour built. :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:05 pm 
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I'd just found the messages - Dec 2015 :D :D
Did I include the stem with it - cos that looks an awful lot like the stem I had made for it by Greg Fuquay - anyone remember him?


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:06 pm 
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Looks great Davo :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:11 pm 
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Carge wrote:
I'd just found the messages - Dec 2015 :D :D
Did I include the stem with it - cos that looks an awful lot like the stem I had made for it by Greg Fuquay - anyone remember him?



No got frame and forks off you. Sold the frame, kept the forks because you never used them and the orange decal on the forks was more bright and the frame. So would of looked out of place. But the forks match great with the grey O I have kept. But at the end of the day I think the Matt grey o looks better with some paces on. 8)


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Very good. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 pm 
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That's coming along so nicely.... :) Reminds me of my mates back in the day, always liked the grey, and loved his 'O'. He had it for donkies, he may well still have it and it took so much stick. We raced XC a lot in N. Wales, Malvern, Cannock Chase etc. Will ask him if we bump into each other in the future :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 pm 
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This was originally mine - bought as a frame - and built with XT - RC35 - USE post and Pace bars.
Loving the build fella :)


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