Author Topic: Burnt Orange is the New Black....  (Read 1292 times)

Manotea

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Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« on: May 27, 2018, 07:47:10 pm »
Collected this yesterday from eBay... Woot!

A refurbished Holdsworth Mistral with Reynolds 531 F&F and all new finishing kit. Hard to find doesn't come close. I'm over the moon, Brian.



Re: Burnt Orange is the new Black....
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 07:50:34 pm »
I like the look of the frame - but I'm not so much a fan of Orange. If you like it - that's what matters!

Manotea

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Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 08:13:57 pm »
Not Orange... Burnt Orange... the pictures don't do it justice.... even Mrs Manotea approves!

As it happens the same size as the first and only custom built frame I've ever had, circa, er, 30 years ago.

That was in a scarlet red (because as everybody knows, red bikes are faster) but left me a tadge disappointed as the finish seemed dull whereas this shines...

Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 03:12:28 pm »
Red pigment is fugitive, more so than other pigments - look at the number of chalky red cars you see around.
Nice bike, Paul.

Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 07:08:50 pm »
It's a lovely colour.

The axle alignment bolts and the freewheel less so, but easily sorted.
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'breff

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Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 11:29:31 pm »
That's a thing of beauty! Also.. All Variations of orange are my favourite colours on frame and forks. (Apart from when I Sheldonise one of my Raleigh/Triumph/Catalogue brand 20's). When I do the MK3 Moulton, with the Dacon Drive, that'll be a VERY UN-SUBTLE shade of Orange.

Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 04:59:36 pm »
Yes, saw the excess off those dropout adjusters before you bend one and have the problem of removing it by cutting it perilously close to your paintwork!

I'm not sure how useful they are on a fixie.  Generally, every time you remove and refit the wheel it will need to be a little further back in the slot, so the adjusters would need to be wound back too.  Maybe convenient on a low mileage bike if you remove the wheel for transport or have frequent punctures.

On a derailleur bike they were there to adjust and maintain the correct "angle of dangle" for the rear mech by moving the whole wheel.  The B-tension screw, which does the same job, became necessary with vertical dropouts.
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Re: Burnt Orange is the New Black....
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 05:31:51 pm »
I like that!