Orbit 531 1990

retrobikeguy

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Another Brit Build on the go 🇬🇧,

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This time its a classy frameset from the early 90s when orbits were cool.

Originally this was was8v's orange cliffhanger and he did a great job of it,

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So I have boots to fill to make it look great again, I did toy with keeping the orange but I really fancied putting the RBG touch on it so I started trawling the internet for inspiration and it came down to the one colour that looked great on these frames...... so off it went to the powder coaters.

1 Month later........

Orbit grey .....just suits it

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Should get the decals sorted today
 
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Nice Lee :cool: I have a 653 Orbit in the same colour, I think
 

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That brings back some memories! I bought a grey and red Orbit 531 frame with my hard earned paper round and weekend job money in about 1989. So much better than the Peugeot Ranger it replaced.

Yours looks great in grey👍
 

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orange decals as a nod to it's past?

Sadly no, I fancies something more original so few months ago bumbled onto the Hlloyd site and ordered some decals in silver along with fresh 531 decals, they're going on as I type 👍
 

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Looks great.. Just one question, I have 2 of these frames apart from one being much bigger than the other, the main difference is the seat post size despite both being 531, what size post does this take please?
 
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