Well ive been meaning to do this for awhile and being as 99% of parts have now been gathered & the frame just needs a few coats of lacquer, i thought now would be a good time.
When i was 13 my mothers then boyfriend gifted me his old '91 Orange Prestige.
I absolutely loved this bike you couldnt get me off it, however being so young i failed to really care for it.
and so the project began.
stripped it back to bare metal only to find a crack on one of the stays.
but worse was the one in the seat tube.
Well after a few emails & a trip to Lincoln to see Dave yates it was found to be pretty much terminal, but no one to admit defeat i soldiered on.
Being as this will only be riden a few times getting it properly powder coated would be a bit excessive, so a rattle can jobby it was to be.
As i already have quite a few bits of the Black M560 LX kit i decided to get hold of the few bits i didnt have (cantis & STI lever/shifters)
for this build i'm going for the Black look with hints of Orange to match the decals (thanks Gil_M)
got hold of some Orange Vinyl off EvilBay and made some Decals for my cranks (now painted Black) & Tioga T bone stem.
I'm pretty pleased with how they look.
just waiting now on some new Elastomers & collar for the RC-35s from JustBackDated, and i will be able to get on with building it.
Updates will follow.