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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Managed to delete all my retrobike pictures so added a few on page 2. :roll:




Another part of my five a day arrived today! Thanks to Del for the sale and giving me yet another project to start before I've finished others. :roll: 8)

Frame is a lovely 1992 Orange Aluminium Elite (serial number A2040122), 19". Included were the original forks, Alu Stalk, and Hot Rod bars so they are what I'll base this build around.

Ever since I joined the forum I've loved all boy"O"boy's Alu Oranges so am pinching inspiration from his Elite build. Plan is to make a tidy rider for road work, but this is subject to change. Nothing too flash but lots of shiny bare alu with maybe a splash of colour here and there.

Started today by stripping the old lacquer that was looking tired. Harder job then I thought but it should come up well. Think I'm going to need a huge tub of autosol and a lot of elbow grease!

Updates to follow. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:59 pm 
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:) very nice... going to follow this with great interest,, as an 'O' is incoming.. :) ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:55 pm 
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You've seriously got the Orange bug at the moment Si! Look forward to seeing the 'O'. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:29 pm 
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Shouldnt that be 'squeezing' inspiration?

Lovely frames.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:02 am 
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This was my frame :) before I managed to find a more appropriate 17" (as in my sig below).

It's had a few owners (only as a frame) in the past 2 years, so about time it was brought back to it's former glory 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:56 pm 
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I'll try to do it proud Dave :wink: Been stripping and polishing so will get some more pics up in the next week or so. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:29 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Ever since I joined the forum I've loved all boy"O"boy's Alu Oranges so am pinching inspiration from his Elite build.



:oops: :oops: :oops: - I'm going to blush!! Glad to be of inspiration. Like the 'squeezed' line from minor_LEGEND too!!
The polishing was very labour intensive - although I still wish I'd decided to re - laquer the frame to protect graphics and shine on the end finish... not that I've ridden it much..... it's the "O"s that are taking the riding abuse at the moment.

You'll need -
Seatpost 31.6mm
Front mech 34.9mm top pull
Headset 1 1/4"
Bottom bracket 68 x 118mm
Patience!!!


Watching with interest - boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:43 pm 
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I am also finding the polishing harder then I thought b'O'b. It's all the last little bits of laquer that I'm struggling to have the patience to remove :roll: Gonna be a shiny beast when it's finished though. Might have to get it re-coated when finished but I'll have to see how the funds hold up.

Thanks for the info :wink: Saved me having to start a new thread asking for the seat post size etc.


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cool project, and nice to see a good amount of resurrected Oranges here at the moment.

Be watching this one intently, as it was always my 2nd in command to the Alu 'O' 8) 8) 8) 8)

Clockwork in the background looks pretty amazing too. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Thanks Steve. 8) Just won a bike that will donate it's XTR to this as long as it's in good nick so things are coming on. Back to the polishing!


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