Orange C16RS build thread

JediPaddler

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Been a long time since I built a bike.

about six years ago a friend gave an Orange C16RS frame as he knew I liked old bikes.

unfortunately my friend recently passed away from cancer

so this bike is a bit of a tribute.

Frame: Orange C16RS (1995?)

Fork: Orange F7

Headset: Shimano HP-M737
Stem: Club Roost I-Beam
Handlebar: USE
Grips:
Barends: USE

Brakes: Shimano BR-M750
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Shimano ST-M750

Shifters: Shimano ST-M750
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M737
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:
Chain:
Cranks:
Crank Bolts: generic stainless steel
Chainrings: GP and Middleburn
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals:

Hub Skewers:
Rims:
Hubs:
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres:
Tubes:

Saddle:
Seatpost: X-Lite
Seatpost Binder: generic


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So it’s been to the powder coaters. And going a retro mod route.

got the graphics this morning from Gil. Fine job tooCA31F9AD-C6EC-43FB-A7FA-40403C503403.jpeg



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Acquired some f7 forks and an I-beam stem. Took the Liberty if having that powder coated to match.

Got plenty of parts with a few exceptions. More to follow.
 
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Relliott6879

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I've heard of the C16R, a school friend of mine had one from new, but I'm not familiar with the C16RS. What is/are the difference(s)?
 

rwm1962

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Great resto & tribute to your friend.

Looks like a Series 8 decal on the seat tube? The 'before pic looks like it may be 7.2. The F7 forks were Series 8 but pretty sure the C16 frames were only the lighter Series 7.2 tubing (with the prior Clockwork Series 7 & later ones 7.5). Catalogues back that up. Series 8 was used on the P7 frame. I've seen a few pics of Series 8 stickered C16's online but think they are an error - either from new or afterwards. My C16's are much lighter than my P7's for the same geometry
 

mk one

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Yes, the RS was a custom option along with the Pro, of upgraded groupset and forks.
 

JediPaddler

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This morning’s job. Have a set of USE bars and bar ends. But bar ends didn’t have the internal spacer. So used an aluminium bar and cut and drilled some spacers. AD7ECEB0-477E-4394-AA2D-C2301ABDE86C.jpeg
also have some middleburn cranks ready to go Pending chain rings.

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