Fat Chance Fan
Thanks.Hi, no I don't think so. The chainset is boost and the front derailleur is e-type neither of which will work your Orange.
Turns out the cassette or chain set may be faulty. That's the ebay gamble I guess.
Next time it's frame set only.
I'm looking as much if not more for reliability and durability than for performance, if older components in excellent condition were falling from the trees I'd take them, newer isn't the point, I just want the bike to have a reasonable chance of lasting the day without something breaking on me. Of course I realise that no part is completely infallible just as I know that some of the older shimano stuff is as good, better even, than what can be bought today, assuming you can find good examples in tip top condition, the advantage with new stuff though is that its new and usually comes with some kind of warranty.I don't think any groupset is going to make a significant difference to the capabilities of a Prestige for most riders. It'll still be as fit as it was back then. Fitting an older groupset doesn't have to make it a concourse tier museum piece either.
Obviously the market in general is pretty messed up right now, however this is a project that I'm much more interested in getting done right than in getting it done quickly, my experience with bikes as a rider is extensive, I'm fine with basic or intermediate maintenance, changing tyres, adjusting and maintaining brakes, gears cables and chains etc, but my knowledge in regards to the more technical side of bike building and restoration - especially when it comes to drive trains - is severely lacking, which is why I came here hopefully to learn more.