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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:40 am 
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BITD, i had it in my head that the Orange P7 was a really light frame, and would easily build into a 22/23lb bike. Looking at more modern versions, i've come across a 2002 frame that the seller says weighs 6lb :shock:

Do i have rose tinted memories or did the P7 get fat?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:11 pm 
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The 1997 Catalogue shows that a 19" P7 frame weighs 2090g, and the fork 890g.

That's pretty light for a steel frame isn't it?

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=3372


I'm guessing it's put beef on since freeride / jumps became the norm.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:25 pm 
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I'd say that's pretty average. I reckon my Lava Dome frame only weighs a few ounces more and that's built into a 23lb bike

Still, to go from 4.6lb to nearer 6lb is a big increase. It's not like there is any obvious 'beefing up'. Tubes are all the same diameter etc. I wonder whether his scales are just wrong?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:20 pm 
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Yeah, could be.
Maybe he was including the forks, headset and bb too :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:13 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Do i have rose tinted memories or did the P7 get fat?


If it happened it was after '98.

My P7 weighs 24lb on the nose with pretty hefty bits and bobs, relatively speaking.

I am pretty confident of a 23 pounder once a few bits are swapped out.

My Raleigh Firefly, scooped from skip and used for the last two years, weighs in at 37lbs so even at a lardy 24lb the P7 feels like it floats.


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