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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:41 pm 
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Bit of a shock how beefy this thing is compared to my steel & ti Oranges. Guess this going to be a bit of a build thread but certainly a restoration. Not at the top of queue yet but odds & ends will get sorted in between other jobs no doubt.

As advertised:

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Now here along with a few bits & pieces extra the seller sold me:

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Lovely stuff Ross!

Looks great. Got all the ingredients for a classic build. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:29 pm 
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Spot on that Ross, I need to get myself an elite sooner than later :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:06 am 
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What are your plans for it Ross?
Keeping it suspension at the front, same wheels..component choice? Making it a super light build. A main rider... 8)
The worlds your oyster! :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 am 
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I'm going for rigid on this. Got a set of Elite forks for it. Looking at pictures of other Elite's I like the look of them with the rigid fork. Alistalk. Groupset wise not sure yet. I'll take stock of what's come with it before making up my mind. The saddle & braced Tranz riser bars will be going. May even put the Ram Rods I got from the seller on it as the single splash of colour. Wheels is more of an issue. Nice 231 rim on back & probably LX/DX hub - not cleaned muck off yet but the front is a mismatch with Alivio hub. As for for riding - it'll be ridden for sure!


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:22 am 
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looking forward to seeing this progress.... really need to start a build thread on mine too. All I seem to be doing is stripping, cleaning and polishing various bits at the mo ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:26 am 
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Mmm... like the sound of it. I would go for a rigid build also. Will be very light Build this. Bars ram rods could work, I would be more inclined for a silver hot rod. But equally it’s nice to have a splash of colour. What saddle are you donning, an orangel, flite, or another stealth like seat. Got a decent group set with it, Shimano XT? Worth upgrading the wheels for sure. Frame looks like it’s in pretty reasonable order. Really like it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:28 am 
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abr303 wrote:
looking forward to seeing this progress.... really need to start a build thread on mine too. All I seem to be doing is stripping, cleaning and polishing various bits at the mo ;-)



Will be well worth it 8)
Looking forward to seeing both built up :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:38 am 
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Nice 8) Kind of wish I hadn't promised my frameset to a pal now :facepalm:
Looking forward to seeing both of these builds progressing.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 11:02 am 
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Cheshire1980 wrote:
What saddle are you donning, an orangel, flite, or another stealth like seat.


Don't get on with Flites so what I had's been moved on. I got a torn Orangel along with this which I'm going to try & repair. Recovering could be a last resort. Also got a Orange saddle with a suede like cover that needs repairing. Will be one of those probably. The saddle that came with it isn't Orange & is damaged .


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