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Orange Ms Isle project....(Rebuilt September 2013)

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  • *AJ* wrote:
    That was the earlier ones mate, 98/99, this one was designed around a 125mm fork, so these are much closer!

    I realise the last forks were too big, but they were cheap and cheerful.

    :roll: It's a 4x / DJ bike, they don't need massive forks, 100 (min) - 130mm (max)

    http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/brochures/ ... screen.pdf

    Running 150mm is not going to help the bike one bit, way over the maximum the frame is designed for
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    *AJ* wrote:
    That was the earlier ones mate, 98/99, this one was designed around a 125mm fork, so these are much closer!

    I realise the last forks were too big, but they were cheap and cheerful.

    :roll: It's a 4x / DJ bike, they don't need massive forks, 100 (min) - 130mm (max)

    http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/brochures/ ... screen.pdf

    Running 150mm is not going to help the bike one bit, way over the maximum the frame is designed for

    Im confused as to what your point is here? :?
    The bike is now running 120mm forks which is in the middle of the travel range on this frame.
    Ive already said i knew the 150mm forks were too much, and it rides better now...... :roll:
  • kev77kev77 Posts: 431
    Very nice fella

    Always wanted a msisle

    Just in the process of a custom rebuild myself with a Kona though

    Chapeau on the bike!
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Few final touches done today, received my new SLX rear mech
    and 11-34t cassette last weekend, and still couldn't get the gears perfectly crisp. Looking down the bike the mech was still bent. I assumed it must be the hanger (even though it looked straight) and ordered a new one.

    When I took the old hanger off and laid it flat on the table it was clearly twisted quite bad. Not bent like usual, but actually twisted. New hanger fitted and gears are spot on.

    Also replaced the QR skewers for some hope ones.

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    And the full completed bike!

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    And the test ride went well! First time I've ridden in 7-8 weeks due to a broken collar bone! Was good fun, and the bike rode perfectly.

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  • Very tidy garden you have there.
  • Looking good mate.... Although you'd be better off with a short cage rear mech as you've only got single up front,unless you're planning to change thefront?
  • Nice, chuck it in the thread in my sig - well worthy!
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
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