Orange Bikes, Privateer in store now?

March 10 2011

When Tym Manley and Geoff Waugh rolled up to the factory we knew the questions would come thick and fast. Tym spent his time questioning us, asking about how we came to work for Orange Bikes, what it means to be part of it and the things that make us tick. Geoff set to work taking alternative angles, shots we hadn't seen before and imagery with no censorship, a sheet metal factory and a bike company for what it is.

Privateer Magazine Orange Mountain Bikes Geoff Waugh Tym Manley

Ashley Ball Jay Tolan Orange Bikes Privateer magazine


The article tells everything Orange Bikes; what we are now and how we got here, it places us in the bike industry and the UK, from the early days of steel framed mountain bike production through explorations into sheet aluminium and inserting the pivots that make frames bounce. The major thing for us, it isn't just a history lesson, it's a look at the people of today, the welders, builders and office staff that continue to make things happen in Halifax.

Issue two of privateer is a dense publication exuding quality in both words and imagery. There's an in depth look at titanium by Mike Davis, Steve Peat talks about who he chooses to ride with, and there's a serious time warp with a look at the Retro Worlds. Many of the subjects are aimed at people who've been involved with bikes or followed racing for many years, but it's also a great way to find out more about how our sport got to where it is today. Their claim seems well founded:

"Privateer magazine is for mountain bikers who already know the obvious; for riders who have paid their dues in sweat and dust and broken bone, and are irrevocably hooked..."

It's a look into the nuts and bolts of everything mountain biking, from people to lifestyle, from engineering to the ride.

Welding Jig Table Orange Bikes Privateer magazine


Going beyond the Orange Mountain Bikes article, we decided we wanted to contribute with an advert. The idea was to evoke some kind of message, not a blatant plug for any particular model, just a friendly playfulness of imagery. A line that epitomises where we are, and the simplicity reflected in our bikes and ethos, read about how we came up with the 'concept' here.

Issue two of Privateer is set to be a collectors item, so if you want to hear our story and others, get to a stockist and invest, or sign up using our exclusive offer code below.


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Want to call into a store and pass some coin over a non-virtual counter, here's the stockist list:


RETAILER   Web address
Altrincham Bikeshak   [url=][/url]
Always Riding Ltd
Analogue Books
Back on Trak   [url=][/url]
Bertie Maffoons
Bespoked (18 Bikes Ltd)   [url=][/url]
Bicycle World (Ringwood)   [url=][/url]
Big Bear Bikes   [url=][/url]
Bike Bristol   [url=][/url]
Bothy Bikes   [url=][/url]
C & N Cycles   [url=][/url]
Castle Douglas Cycle Ctr   [url=][/url]
Chelmer Cycles   [url=][/url]
Chevin Cycles   [url=][/url]
City Cycles   [url=][/url]
Colin Lewis Cycles
Condor Cycles
Cycle Care Ltd   [url=][/url]
Dave Kane Cycles
DC Cycles
DNA Cycles   [url=][/url]
Downland Cycles
Freewheel   [url=][/url]
Gone Biking Mad Ltd   [url=][/url]
Head for the Hills   [url=][/url]
Hub Bike Limited   [url=][/url]
John Atkins Cycles   [url=][/url]
Johns Bikes
Just Riding Along
Leisure Lakes (Ch'tenham)   [url=][/url]
Leisure Lakes (N'tingham)   [url=][/url]
Leisure Lakes (Preston)   [url=][/url]
Leisure Lakes (W'hampton)   [url=][/url]
Look Mum No Hands
Magma Books
Mosquito Bikes
Mountain Trax   [url=][/url]
North West M'tn Bike Ctr   [url=][/url]
Oneplanet Adventure Ltd
Pedal and Spoke
Phil Corley Cycles
Red Planet Bikes   [url=][/url]
Ride   [url=][/url]
Rock n Road Cycles
Shutt Velo Rapide
Skyline Cycles
Square Wheels
sShokwave Mountain Bikes
Steel Cycles Ltd   [url=][/url]
Strada Cycles   http://www/
Summit Cycles
Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre Ltd
The Bicycle Library
The Bike Chain   [url=][/url]
The Sports Food Company
Tweeks Cycles
Ultimate Sports Engineering
Wheel Spin Cycles   [url=][/url]
Wiggle Ltd



Everywhere else...

Kria Hjol ehf Iceland
Pelago Bicycles Finland
Sportskitchen Germany
Papercut Sweden
Veloform Sweden
Cykel City Sweden
Cheeky Transport Australia
Sable & Argent Australia
Curbside Cycle Canada
Redbike Canada
21st Avenue Bicycles USA
Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar USA
Bicycle Habitat USA
Bike Werx USA
BikeWorks USA
Competitive Cyclist USA
Cynergy Cycles USA
Mac 5 Bikes USA
Palo Alto Bicycles USA
Pushbike USA
River City Bicycles USA
roll: Development Company, LLC USA
Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop USA
Studio Velo USA
Topanga Creek Bicycles USA
Vecchio's Bicicletteria USA


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