Orange VIT T2

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(Build updated - list & pics here - https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/orange-vit-t2.407256/page-3#post-3145195)

1994 Orange VIT T2. Got this recently. Not been a smooth ride! Had a crack in seat tube & had issues with some of the mainly Suntour groupset. Plus it was set up as a 1x & I wanted 3x. That gave me the opportunity to use my partners old Girvin crank/chainset off her old Proflex. I got the seat tube welded up locally & decided to chuck some Shimano XT on it & fit Pace forks & Mavic Sunset rims. In the end I only kept the stem, grips, (new) BB, seatpost, clamp & saddle & the headset, which has a little life still in it. Bars & levers also needed as they were missing. The old wheels & original forks I may keep but the rest will be sold on. I'll also keep the original forks. I'm sure it was sold in good faith & I got some money back from the seller but I'll not buy Ti unseen again. Bit of a mix-up of XT on the groupset but I'm happy with the look. Unless a frame is mint or repainted I make less of an effort for catalogue accuracy. Saddle yet to be tested so only provisional at present. Going to get some mud on it tomorrow.

Frame: 19" Frame number : A312xxxxx (Dec 1993 Build)

Fork: Pace RC35 Kevlar 45mm
Headset: Shimano XTR
Stem: Orange SK8
Handlebar: Orange Ram Rod
Grips: Ame
Barends: X-Lite

Brakes: Shimano XT M737
Brake Levers: X-Lite Chicken Stix
Boosters – unknown

Shifters: Shimano M740
Front Derailleur: Shimano M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M739
Cassette: Shimano 8 speed 11-34T HG1
Chain: KMC
Cranks/Chainrings: Girvin (Sugino)
Bottom Bracket: Unknown (new)

Pedals: Tioga Surefoot VII

Hub Skewers: Controltech lock-ons
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP Sunset
Hubs: Shimano XT737

Saddle: Iscaselle Dakar Titanio
Seatpost: USE Aluminium
Seatpost Clamp Bolt: Odyssey Svelte Ti

Weight: lb 24.5lbs
 

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prezza

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Really like that!

Got a few scars of my own after having my left ankle rebuilt!

Nowt to be worried about. Adds character to a lively build ;)
 

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Thanks! Aye - got some Ti & SS in my right foot & new ankle going in end of the year hopefully. I'm in a worse state than the bike but still going! :)
 

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Thought another colour wouldn't look out of place! Some nicely faded gold Orange Ram Rod bars & purple Controltech lock-on skewers.
 

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rwm1962

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Aye, I know. I've a stack of them on hand. A few years back when my choice of old Oranges to commute on & ride was more limited I was reluctant to put a high end cassette on a high mileage bike. I may treat the low mileage ones to more appropriate cassettes in the future.
 

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Another nice Orange and even I with my OCD don’t mind the ‘scar’....
I have a few myself and they are characterful! :LOL:

I second the cassette.

Loving the bling :cool:
 
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