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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:25 pm 
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So finally this year with all the Covid free time I finally got round to giving my old original first live Clockwork some TLC

This blurry shot is the only snap of the old girl in her former glory circa 92
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Move forward many years of being abused, then forgotten she was dug out of her slumber in n 2007 when I first discovered this website, she was very tatty and so she was stripped prior to getting a fresh coat of paint, a disc tab was added :facepalm: then I found the the holes !!

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So all stop again she was stored and I went off hunting other retro orange frames, over the years I’ve kept looking at thinking I must sort that, but never actually getting round to it, but this year there no excuse,

As she’s never gonna be a daily rider, she’ll be more of a garage queen the holes have been filled and smoothed over, disc tab chopped off and as I’ve already got Orange fade bikes, she was given a fresh coat of satin black and I had some “prestige” style decals made up by Gil not period correct but I love them :wink:

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Originally I had some mk2 RC30’s of her but recently I’ve picked up some mk1’s. She not fully finished but did a bit this morning, she’s built up with Deore II - MT-62 bits as I had them knocking about, Mavic m7cd rims on DX hubs XT post with turbo saddle, a hens teeth Stalk one piece bar/stem

Hope you all approve :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:14 pm 
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That looks sweet 8)


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love the combo stem ........ its so ,... LONG!

very turn of the 80's

also best use of a modern bottom bracket I have ever seen.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 am 
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That looks great... I like the black with orange decals.. reminds me of my C16R.
Nice resurrection....


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 pm 
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Nice work Davo.

Great work on this one. I am biased towards black Oranges with Custom stalks though! Do all your oranges have RC30's? - must admit, they look great - the all black ones even more so! You must have a good percentage of all those made! :lol:

The only thing I'd change is the seatube decal. Looks like it's on the wrong way round? - everything else is spot -on. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:22 pm 
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boy"O"boy wrote:
Nice work Davo.

Great work on this one. I am biased towards black Oranges with Custom stalks though! Do all your oranges have RC30's? - must admit, they look great - the all black ones even more so! You must have a good percentage of all those made! :lol:

The only thing I'd change is the seatube decal. Looks like it's on the wrong way round? - everything else is spot -on. 8)

boy"O"boy

I noticed the decal yesterday and was devastated when I realised wrong way :facepalm: and yes all my bikes roll on 30’s :lol: :roll:


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retrobikeguy wrote:
also best use of a modern bottom bracket I have ever seen.


:lol:


Nice one Davo!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:00 am 
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Nice one!
But where did the holes come from?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:23 pm 
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ibbz wrote:
Nice one!
But where did the holes come from?

Frame corroded from the inside out !! :facepalm: :|


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:46 pm 
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