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 Post subject: 1995 -ish Orange C16
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:31 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I think this is around 1995

another small dinky 17" frame thats just ok for me to pootle about on.

Budget bits from you-know-where and mismatching green forks/ stem from another bike that was unfortunate enough to be nearby when I picked up the spray paint.

The tires came from a bootsale for 50p


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:56 pm 
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My mate had one way back when, same colour and everything. Looks really nice. Those tyres are awesome, bargain. Love it - good work.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Would look a trillion times better without those risers (imho :wink: )


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:40 pm 
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nice.
do you want some C16 decals? in orange....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:43 pm 
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makster wrote:
Would look a trillion times better without those risers (imho :wink: )


but then I couldnt ride it as it would be too gosh darn small....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:48 pm 
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Hmmm nice...

Id like a 21" one of these, (as a change from the P7's, see???)

Always liked the c16.

Not a skip find surelllly??????


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fingers wrote:
Not a skip find surelllly??????


everything apart from the frame/ seatpost was tip/ car boot sourced


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:18 pm 
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I think you may well be right about 1995. I find it difficult to tell, but I think it's probable that your bike should have the style of decals of the bike shown below. It has a removeable seat clamp like yours, which they went over to during 95. Yours doesn't have F7 forks, which I think they went over to later in 95, so maybe it places yours at early in 95?

C16Rs always feel very small for some reason. I'm happy on a size 19, whereas a size 19 Kona is well too big for me. The size 17 like yours also has a very short head tube, so it's very low at the front and I for one support your brave decision to resort to riser bars. What was that old saying? Better to have loved a C16R with a riser bar than never to have loved a C16R at all? Something like that anyway.


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I think the decals are nearer 97 stylee...


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Anthony wrote:
I think you may well be right about 1995. I find it difficult to tell, but I think it's probable that your bike should have the style of decals of the bike shown below. It has a removeable seat clamp like yours, which they went over to during 95. Yours doesn't have F7 forks, which I think they went over to later in 95, so maybe it places yours at early in 95?

C16Rs always feel very small for some reason. I'm happy on a size 19, whereas a size 19 Kona is well too big for me. The size 17 like yours also has a very short head tube, so it's very low at the front and I for one support your brave decision to resort to riser bars. What was that old saying? Better to have loved a C16R with a riser bar than never to have loved a C16R at all? Something like that anyway.


I have the Orange aluminium forks for it. It had an STX headset and STX / FiR rims and Alivio parts when I originally got it. And it has canti mounts.

Those are original decals which are the same as yours, just a different colour, my mate removed the C16 as he is a clockwork fan.


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