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 Post subject: 1996 Orange X1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:02 am 
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Had this a while but never posted on here. This is my Orange X1.
Took these photos after a trip up to the Quantocks on Sunday. Bike is clean now I promise. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:19 am 
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Nice.

Interesting you have your shock that way round - I always had mine the other - the remote lockout would only work with it that way round.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:48 pm 
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Very nice, don't suppose you want to sell it or swap for a bigger one do you? My son has one that he loves but it is much too big for him. I don't want to let it go unless I can either swap his for a smaller one or sell his knowing I can buy a smaller one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:39 am 
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development_cycle wrote:
Very nice, don't suppose you want to sell it or swap for a bigger one do you? My son has one that he loves but it is much too big for him. I don't want to let it go unless I can either swap his for a smaller one or sell his knowing I can buy a smaller one.


maybe I would if I was a bit taller :D I'm going to hang on to it especially as I've not seen another in this size.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:49 am 
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orange71 wrote:
Nice.

Interesting you have your shock that way round - I always had mine the other - the remote lockout would only work with it that way round.


Do you think the shock is that way round because it is the lower spec version without the lock out or someone has just put it in the wrong way round?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:04 am 
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possibly the latter - but with the lower spec one it isn't quite so crucial. However one reason I would have it the other way round is so that any mud/water etc can't be gravity fed into the seals.


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My son's one and the one I built for my friend both have that same shock and one is the other way round to yours and the other is the same. It may be a good idea to reverse it if nothing else to give the seals more protection against water ingress. I'll do the same with my friend's the next time I see him.


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looks very cool. i think i was taking less interest by this time back in the day and dont actually remember these bikes at all. were they any good?


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I have loads of the original decals for these - PM me if interested.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:42 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
looks very cool. i think i was taking less interest by this time back in the day and dont actually remember these bikes at all. were they any good?


I like it and have fun using it, but thats the point :D
I'm don't know if it was better or worse than any thing else that was on the market at the time. The GT bikes were probably better?

I know that some people aren't big fans of the cut off seat tube or the URT
its the same thing that you see on all that tat coming out of Halfords. :roll:


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