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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:00 pm 
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My girlfriend loves bikes too so when i had what little spare cash i had i bought her a tidy little Orange C16R from Greenrabbit on e-bay, before i knew of this site.

She has been picking parts out and buying them, through me and this is where she is at so far.

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It does need a clean up and there are a few scratches but its a light build and will ride really well, its a steel Orange after all!!


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Sorry guys i am having real issues with posting pics at the moment, god knows why!!!!


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MmMMM Pace front hub ... nice... but needs some pace forks fella.. ;)


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Here you go fella,nice build so far mate 8)

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looking good so far, like the colour of the frame 8)

and might i say, fairplay for finding a girl into bikes! they are so rare! :D


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That's lovely - fantastic colour 8)

Keep it retro! I had a lovely metallic blue C16R but I spent waaay too much money dragging it kicking and screaming into the 21st century then promptly sold it for peanuts on ebay :oops:


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That's going to be a cracker when it's finished. I reckon F7 forks are some of the nicest rigids you can have. Love the colour too. 8)


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Hey guys

What parts do you think i should fit next. I am thinking USE Alien, Club Roost I-Beam stem, Middleburn Cranks which i have on the way.

I am keen to hear your thoughts as this is my girlfriends bike and i want to get it as perfect as possible.

Oh and does anyone have some new C16R logos as the C16R on one side is coming off a little.


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Well, superb frame and forks, but what next really depends on what kind of lady your GF is. My experience is that:

a. they're much more practical than mere men and I've not met one who could give a shit about whether the cranks were Middleburn, provided the gears shift.

b. great forks, as Cherrybomb says, but again I've not met a female that wouldn't prefer a few inches of suspension travel. Which is where the fun starts with 1" steerer required.

Worth doing though, as it's basically such a superb frame, and such fun to ride, and the GF always merits a really light bike.


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