Have been a member here for years but was out of the bike scene for a while.
Am back again and I have refreshed my Orange Ms Isle that I have had since new (around 2001). All paint/decals are original.
I know some may say keep original but I want it to ride a bit more “modern” and...
This bike looks amazing, bet it's great to ride.
I have an Orange Msisle in original 'Orange' and it looks the nuts, so my vote would be the ford electric orange. It would look great on that frame.
Here is a picture of mine which shows the colour to give you an idea:
I did plan to put some Tioga 2.1 tyres on but they looked rubbish and barely cleared the chainstays so I went for the 1.95 Tioga Phsyco II.
Next on the list is to sort the shifters. They are pretty knackered so I'll strip them back see if I can bring them back to life!
Sorry to bore you lot... :roll: but I thought i'd stick some more pictures up as I have manged to get a few more bits back on the frame!
p.s. only trial fitting the brake levers...i am on the look out for XTR bits but these will do for now!
Also found the original price list from...
Fitted the wheels today after a little clean up!
I did originally have a pair of Mavic 217 rims on LX hubs but I managed to snap the rear rim!
This was a good few years ago and I had it re-built using the same hub but with a Sun Rhyno rim. Still have the Mavic rim on the front though...
Orange C16-R - Small Update
Thanks for all your comments :D
Trial fitted the rigid forks toight just to see what they looked like and I must say they look pretty good!
.....and a picture of my other x2 toys!! :lol:
Yes it's had the ahead set from new. I bought the C16 as a frame set and then bough a groupset, wheels, bar, stem etc...I fitted the diacomp ahead sets then.
I remember the slime green! I very nearly got it in that colour but I remember thinking the blue looked a lot nicer.
GoIng to go...