I need to start a thread, or it will get too far along and I won't until it is finished.
I'm in the process of collecting parts to create an homage to my first decent mountain bike, an Orange Prestige;
As shown in the attached photo, from around '94, it is what I remember as being a '93 Prestige (spec below) with a lot of earlier DX bits and Controltech thrown at it.
It weighed about 24lbs, which was probably lighter than all my friends bikes at the time. I had good fun riding it, and pretty much went everywhere on it for about 4 years, including some XC racing.
I sadly sold it when I started doing more DH related riding as it wasn't really compatible, and have regretted since.
Frame: '93 Orange Prestige
Fork: Orange rigid
Stem: Controltech 120mm
Handlebar: USE in blue
Brake Levers: DX
Shifters: DX Thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: DX
Rear Derailleur: DX
Pedals: DX SPD
Hub Skewers: Blue Controltech
Tyres: Tioga Psychos
Seatpost Binder: Controltech
It had a lot of upgrades over the next few years, including a newer LX groupset, blue hope hubs on blue (I think) 217 SUP (radial front, snowflake rear), shorter azonic CNC (or copy) stem, Club roost riser bars and Magura HS33s.
The plan was to build up a version (or reasonably close) of it at it's best, but I haven't been able to source the frame. During a brief discussion with a mate he mentioned getting a model higher in the range, a bike which at the time I would never had bought as it was too expensive..... so that's what I have done....