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Orbit Gold Medal - Finished **more pics added**

HebdenBikerHebdenBiker Posts: 787
edited November 2010 in Road general

Here's my new randonneur-type-thing:

Frame/forks: Orbit Gold Medal touring frame, mid 1980s, Reynolds 531C tubing. Blasted and sprayed in Peppermint Green with white bands by Bob Jackson of Leeds
Wheels: Harry Rowland hand built 36-spoke with Ambrosio hubs, DB spokes and Exal LX17 rims
Bottom Bracket: Stronglight JP400
Headset: Stronglight 1in threaded
Chainset: Stronglight triple 48/38/28
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Campag Centaur 12-29
Rear mech: Campagnolo Comp long cage
Front mech: Shimano 105 triple band-on
Brakes: Tektro 57mm drop
Tyres: Continental Gatorskin 28mm
Stem: Nitto 1in quill
Bars: Nitto Noodle
Pedals: Time ATAC
Seatpost: Kalloy alu
Saddle: Brooks B17
Rack: Tubus Cosmo
Mudguards: Gilles Berthoud
Pump: vintage Bluemels
Lights: 2x Electron Nano 9


  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    That is VERY pretty!
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • meagain wrote:
    That is VERY pretty!

    The bike or the view? :D Either way, thank you :wink:
  • Beautiful bike. Nice bar tape.

    I was looking for a synthetic alternative to Brooks's leather tape a while back but gave up in the end as only Charge seemed to do the brown leather look and it didn't look right.

    Having just looked again at Fizik's range, I take it the stuff you've used on your Orbit is MicroTex in the Honey colour?
    How do you find the thickness?
    Would you recommend gel pads beneath it for touring/long days in the saddle?
    I'm using cork at the moment which is very comfortable and I'd be hoping to get a similar feel. 8)
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