My love for Orange bikes began around 2000 when a friend I used to go cycling with had an Orange bike. I could only afford a Kona but doted on his Orange every time we went up the trails. Soon after, I got into mountain bike trials riding. After my Planet X Zebdi was stolen in 2002, I bought an Orange Zero.
Several years of happy trials riding on my Orange followed. After a while, I got bored of continually getting hurt by stunts-gone-wrong so I bought a Norco and opted for more sedate riding. Skip forward a few years and I got word that a friend of my dad's had an Orange available. The flame was rekindled. I now plan to pass the baton from my criminally underused Orange Zero to a very bruised Orange Clockwork, which I plan to restore. I just wondered who the company to go to is when it comes to respray? I've been browsing the forum and found that Argos cycles crops up every now and then. I've also found out that Orange themselves do resprays. I've also wondered whether anybody can pinpoint the date of manufacture on this bike. The serial number is A3020615.
The fellow I bought the bike off also has another Orange Clockwork but this is even more weather-worn than the Clockwork I purchased. Here are a few pics in case anyone is interested in seeing an Orange that needs some love.
If anyone is interested in purchasing the bike, please PM with your offer and I can see if the fellow is willing to let the bike go.
I'm really excited about restoring this bike. My second Orange adventure starts here!