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 Post subject: Orange Alu-O 1992
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Ok so I bought brooklanders other frame as pictured by himself
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Paint is well thick 0.5mm in plases and a tough as a plastic covering, infact feels very much like it.

Looks to be 3rd batch, but cannot find the serial number to confirm.

Vital stats as I go along for myself or anyone else that buys one
19" Centre to Top of seat tube

>5.1lb frame weight (estimated as bottom bracket is stuck in it)
EDIT 5.13 lb

Seat Post size : 27.6mm
Seat Post Clamp size : 31.8mm EDIT to add
Front Mech Clamp size : unknown EDIT 31.8mm
Headtube length : 120mm
Top Tube length :22.25" CtC actual ___ (effective probably about 22.5")
Headset size :1 1/4" headset size
Bottom bracket shell : 68mm

Down tube : ~ 37/33 bi-oval with ~35mm round in the centre
Top tube : ~ 35/30 bi-oval with 32mm round in the centre
Seat tube top : ~32mm at clamp, ovalising near the bottom to 31/34
Stay length = 16.5"

really it needs a traditional style front mech as it's oval where the modern top swing would need to mount (see above pic :roll: )



Plans for build
hum .... nowt special.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:50 pm 
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Yummy... I really need to get a start on mine :wink:

Clamp should be 28.6mm btw... :wink: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:05 pm 
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That was my guess given the tube diameter (same as front mech) but new to clamps other than the Kona in my sig which was an easy one to know.

I have a few choices looking in my boxes as to 'what goes on it'

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Minor mock up , hahahaha to see about the seatpost.. blue or silver (wasn't expecting to have the silver one)
Lets just say, silver and I'll get eh blue one stripped at some point.
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Shame the fork and stem are 1" not 1 1/8" (will be using an shimmed down headset)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:55 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Yummy... I really need to get a start on mine :wink:

Clamp should be 28.6mm btw... :wink: 8)

28.6 wouldn't I need to stretch that a bit around a ~32mm tube ?
31.8 (after a quick look) looks at available sizes, would be the obvious one ? Same as the front mech band size.
I fitted one I suddenly remembered I had (bough it cheap with a cheap Q/R and discarded the clamp). But doesn't have the size stamped of it and ebay's listing is now too old. It seems to fit.

Yes get on with yours :D


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Good to see this one up and running :D Mine's sulking in the corner as I'm spending all my time with my new 5. :oops:

Not sure if I should go the whole hog with respray and tidy parts or just build it with what I've got. We'll see.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Yey, bottom bracket out. Good night soak in WD40 from any orifice that I could put it down in at, botled on 375mm adjustable wrench and a large hammer to hit the wrench create the short impulse shocks that often help get these removed.

Now some fool fitted a un52 '73mm' bottom bracket into a 68mm shell, so that accounts for the unusual offset it had :lol:
Odd as they had M900 cranks in the above photo (you selling them edd :lol: )
So all the gear and no idea then.

But means I can weight the frame bare.
2330g it is then 5.13lb for a Alu frame, not a light bike then. No wonder I bought the prestige BitD, cheaper, lighter and well a better frame :lol: I wasn't all that daft back then.
But guess I should last a while.
Probably loose some weight if I strip the plastic err paint coating, still going to be heavy still and that sounds like effort as it' loose blasted underneath it.


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If you think the crank was a good score you should have seen the wheels :shock: :wink:

Glad the bb's out and will watch with interest. :wink:


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brocklanders023 wrote:
If you think the crank was a good score you should have seen the wheels :shock: :wink:

Glad the bb's out and will watch with interest. :wink:

look like mavic (from the rear sticker) 231CD on XTR (looking at the front hub) and some naff green tyres ?


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Looking good... 8) 8)

I had it on good authority, from a purveyor of the 'O' that the FR Mech was a 28.6 clamp... Maybe I'll measure mine now I have the frame, rather than listening to advice... :oops: :oops: :oops: :cry:


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FluffyChicken wrote:
brocklanders023 wrote:
If you think the crank was a good score you should have seen the wheels :shock: :wink:

Glad the bb's out and will watch with interest. :wink:

look like mavic (from the rear sticker) 231CD on XTR (looking at the front hub) and some naff green tyres ?


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