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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:35 pm 
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I was essentially bored senseless last weekend and went through the local ads and brought a very quirky 1998 Orange Clockwork just to have a project and get oily.

Anyhow, the frame's got some interesting features:
- Crud catcher bosses
- No rear chainstay bridge
- FD E-type plate boss
- Two bolts on the BB shell for an "anti-chain suck" thingy...
- The canti-studs on the forks are backwards! The V-brake is facing the down-tube if you know what I mean...

It's cleaned up OK and now built up as a SS commuter / urban hack; rather nice ride and a good fit for me.

Are these features actually any good in mud or is all this stuff a gimmick? It all seems a bit OTT. Any experiences from other Orange Clockwork riders? Are they any good? Can't seem to see anything similar when surfing. Can post a few pics if it helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Hi Woz. Sounds like a 1998/99 to me. Crud bosses are good if you use one (many did back then) and the reverse mounts are meant to be good for brake forces etc. Check out early Pace forks :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:41 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Hi Woz. Sounds like a 1998/99 to me. Crud bosses are good if you use one (many did back then) and the reverse mounts are meant to be good for brake forces etc. Check out early Pace forks :wink:


sounds like it to me too :? Of course we'll need to see pics :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:13 am 
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Woz wrote:
- The canti-studs on the forks are backwards! The V-brake is facing the down-tube if you know what I mean...


Like this:

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There's a few more pics here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... d55c61a984


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:13 am 
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Woz wrote:
- The canti-studs on the forks are backwards! The V-brake is facing the down-tube if you know what I mean...


Like this:

Image

There are a few more pics here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... d55c61a984


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:46 am 
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Yup, exactly like that! I'll get some pics up later today.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Bit of a glitch in The Matrix for that double post.

Cool, look forward to seeing the pics.


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They did 2 forks with rear facing pivots.the fork shown[steel] and an alloy curved[was it curved :?]

I seem to remember the reason for it being that the pads are pulled onto the rim increasing performance :? I think


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:40 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
They did 2 forks with rear facing pivots.the fork shown[steel] and an alloy curved[was it curved :?]

I seem to remember the reason for it being that the pads are pulled onto the rim increasing performance :? I think


Yep, à la Pace. It also looks a bit different on the shop floor or catalogue.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Some pics of the original advert. Title of the advert was "Broken MB"....


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