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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:53 pm 
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'98 Clockwork Frame (Orange Series 7.5 Tubing) in 17"

Lovely light and 'pingy' frame. :D

Sorry about the blurry pix. :roll:

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I'm real chuffed with this, I've been after a Clockwork for ages, but either not had the cash etc......

Anyway, this is going to be treated to a respray, hopefully in lime powder coat. (I've got an orange Orange, I fancy a lime one to go with it.)

...........Or maybe even white with lots of oranges all over (bit like the jerseys BITD) not sure yet? :?

It'll be a bit of an eclectic mix of components, RC35MXC forks and STX cranks with a Pace spider and rings (hopefully), with XT 737 / 739 'stuff'.

And she was born the same year as my E4 too. 8) :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:05 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Looks nice, and I actually like that colour scheme, it may nt be "typical" for a Clockwork, but unusual is good no?

I have a set of 737 hubs by the way, not got around to advertising yet. PM me if interested


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:55 am 
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Well she's back from the powder coaters (Oxford Industrial Finishers) and barring a couple of initial hiccups they've done an excellent job.

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I went for satin black in the end after seeing a couple of recent frames in a similar colour. Black surely is the new black! 8)

I also decided on new style genuine Orange decals, the thinking being that this is how it would look if I'd sent it to Orange to refinish. I managed to save the Series 7.5 tubing decal though. :D

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So now I finally have somewhere to hang some of my Pace goodies. Still a long way to go. I'm waiting on freshly powder coated Orange stem and STX crank arms, along with red Hope seat collar and headset. I've also got a NOS Hotrod bar and a nice M739 rear mech waiting in a box.... 8)

I'm looking for an M739 top pull front in 31.8mm and SRT 800 shifters at the mo. :wink:

Oh and I'll make a trip to the Animal shop in town at some point and pick up a couple of decals in homage to Orange's racing heritage.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:07 am 
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Nice 8)

Love the hint of powder coat on the RC's brace :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:30 am 
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Cheers dude,

The braces and end caps are original anodised ones from JBD. (How cool is that? 8) )


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:37 pm 
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Ahh that takes me back. Had a matt black Clockwork (Lx XT mix) with RC-35AB on in 93'ish. My fav steed ever. Got stolen in a house burgalry whilst at uni along with a Cannondale M700 and several grands worth of high end audio equipment.

Ah to be poor students again!

Looking forward to seeing yours finished

Jim


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:19 pm 
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Nice re-finish, looking good.. :wink: I quite like the modern style decal and headtube badge on the retro frame. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:43 pm 
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looking fantastic chap 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:51 pm 
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8) Yup, this is gonna look nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Cheers guys, I'm chuffed with how it's going so far. Here's another picky.

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I can't make my mind up as to whether I should use a set of the anniversary Maguras with the red anodised levers and braces or got with XT V's :?

Oh decisions, decisions! :D


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