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  • rickt
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    Photo’s below of mine..

    Cheers

    no_eyed_deer
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    Ooooooh looky… show and tell…! 😀

    My Orange Five, somewhere in the wilds near the Elan Valley a month or so ago..

    rickt
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    Here mine is….

    munrobiker
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    This yin’s mine. It has new decals on the swingarm now though, and I wish they’d done that chrome silver when I bought mine.

    rickt
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    ^^ nice! Looked like a great ride!

    Premier Icon cardo
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    Can I join in too?….

    rickt
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    Nice, is that a Marsh guard fitted or another brand ?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    2006 or 2007 strange 5. almost identical geometry to the current 5….

    ask1974
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    ask1974 – That’s one of the best looking Orange Fives I’ve ever seen.

    Thanks mate, cost a small fortune and I had a huge amount of fun sleepless nights agreeing the spec with my LBS, TBH I finally just thought what the hell and went with my heart. 18 months in and it’s still stunningly good and worth every penny. There’s something very satisfying about making the right choice, suits the way I want to ride perfectly and is so capable my riding has improved no end.

    Rickit yours is lovely and I considered the Crome finish as well, very smart. The Five has a brutalist kind of look and will never be pretty in the way an ASR5 or IBIS is but then it’s function over form and I rather like it – the whole filing cabinet thing is hilarious… 😀

    Mine where it belongs, & not a bloody trail centre for miles….


    Torridon 2013 023 by jimmyg352, on Flickr

    Premier Icon benmotogp46
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    Oh go on then…..

    sharpy52
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    heres mine, just after a wash. yes it does get very dirty!

    rickt
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    Rickit yours is lovely and I considered the Crome finish as well, very smart.

    Cheers for that, yeah it does look nice when clean!!

    Some further great photos above too – thanks – keep them coming.

    Couple more photos here:-

    Also, how are people finding the Fox rear CTD shock ? (i have a ongoing thread about mine)

    Cheers

    richyb78
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    Bought this frame from the classifieds and used everything from my HT after wanting a Five for years. 1 ride in and i love it! (also shortened the cables since taking this pic :-))

    Premier Icon cardo
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    @rickt–The guard on the forks is a Muckynutz best £5 I’ve invested in bike bits..

    Is that the most excellent Ullswater singletrack @clareymorris? Certainly looks like it.

    tonyd
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    Note to self: Clean bike and take photos. 2008 Five over here in proper Mandarin Orange, love it.

    Not been riding much lately though and nothing too massive so do feel a little over biked sometimes. Been daydreaming a bit lately about chopping it in and get an ASR5c to run at 120mm. Daydreaming is all it’ll be mind, no funds!

    rickt
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    @cardo – thanks for that – going to get one ordered today i think… not that its currently needed !!

    johnellison
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    i don’t get why people hate on the poor five so much

    Two reasons – firstly, because they can’t get their heads round the fact that something so simple and functional can possibly be any good; secondly, plain old green-eyed jealousy.

    Yes, Oranges are overpriced for what they are, they always have been – but there’s a good reason for this – they’re well engineered and they aren’t produced in their thousands in a factory in Taiwan (well, the tubular frames are but that’s a different story).

    I own four Oranges (an Alpine 160, a Sub Zero, a G4 and a Carb-O road bike) and I can’t fault any of them.

    peterfile
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    Two reasons – firstly, because they can’t get their heads round the fact that something so simple and functional can possibly be any good; secondly, plain old green-eyed jealousy.

    I own four Oranges

    Not biased at all then 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Does anyone want to buy a battered but sound 2007 Orange 5, 18″?

    I’m mulling over whether or not it’s worth selling to build up my TDR bike.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    i don’t get why people hate on the poor five so much

    johnellison – Member

    Two reasons – firstly, because they can’t get their heads round the fact that something so simple and functional can possibly be any good; secondly, plain old green-eyed jealousy.

    Just for the record- it’s comments like this that make people rag on Orange- It’s not the bike, it’s the owners 😉

    Premier Icon SimonR
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    A couple from me ….

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