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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:38 pm 
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Syncros, Onza and RC30's

More pics on page 2 and 3...

Read on where we started..

So chaps, here begins to story of my 92 Orange Prestige. Orange was my ride of choice back in the day and since joining RetroBike I’ve hankered after another. I dug out my old Orange catalogues, flicked through MBUK, only to find I’d cut out most Orange reviews, adverts and pictures15 years ago and glued them to my school folders. I found photographs of all my old Oranges – 2 E2’s and a P7 – which I’ll stick up here sometime.

After spending 2009’s pocket money on Fat Chances I’ve now decided the winter 2010 project is an Orange – and I’m gonna try as hard as I can to right my previous wrongs and go period correct.

The starting point being a 92 Prestige frame in orange and purple fade. So, my model year is 1992/1993.

Here’s where the fun begins.

Exhibit A – The 1992 Orange catalogue for bedtime reading and model information.
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Exhibit B – MBUK November 1992. I initially picked this up to look up the old Stif ad to make sure I only put on parts I could have conceivably bought from Stif in 1992.
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Nicely the ad confirms the existence of the purple/orange fade on the 92/93 Prestige.
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Then as if the retro gods were smiling purple anodising on me, this particular MBUK contains a review of the new 93 model Prestige. This also confirms a few things I’d been questioning about the Prestige and that that it does have rack mounts and that the 93 model had at some stage the classic Orange serif decals
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So, away we go. Hopefully it won’t cost me more that it did new!

I’m going for a DX/XT build. Usual components, USE seatpost, flite etc. Stems are being a bit tricky to locate, I’ve got an SK8 but that’s not going to cut it. Anyone got a AliStalk?

I’m not gonna reveal the full bike yet as I’ve still got some bits on the way, but here’s some teasers. More coming soon

MMMmm, new decals check the Serif
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XT M730 at the back
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And again at the front with a bit of Deore (DXish)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:01 pm 
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lol, Raleigh Activator in the same picture :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Yeah I know, mad isn't it. Oh, Matt one of your old wheels is ending up on this thing - LX/Mavic 231 on the front.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:06 pm 
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Man :shock: thats nice.. going to have to get me another orange now.. :roll: :roll: thanks very bloody much :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Watching with eager interest 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:12 pm 
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Man :shock: thats nice.. going to have to get me another orange now.. :roll: :roll: thanks very bloody much :lol: :lol:


Haha, sorry about that. My P7's still knocking about if you're still interested.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:12 pm 
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my clockwork was originally that paint scheme when i found it on scrap heap! was gonna re do it in that colour but decided to go for BRG instead so i'll be interested to see what it looks like when complete! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Bike's looking good.

Chain is a bit suspect round the rear mech, you may have a stiff link.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:56 am 
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Fantastic :) . looking at that bike test now i forgot how good they looked they looked in plain grey 8) , infact i forgot they came in plain grey.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:19 am 
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Ali Stalk, I saw one of them crop up not so long ago. As to where I do not know.

Get all that stuff scanned in, a good high res of the Orange catalogue with good colour would be excellent. The stiff 'orange' advert is already up somewhere.


Looking good, campag rim on the rear and 231 on the front. Not going to match ;) Though silver 231 will be ok.


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