Just acquired a nice nickel P7, similar to the one I used to have in '96.
It's not in bad nick TBH, but there are the odd obligatory spots of surface rust (round the BB etc)
Got a full set of XT kit to put on it and it's got original orange finishing kit (bars, grips, stem seatpost)
Some things I'm pondering:
1. Do I leave it rigid with the original F7 forks or do I fit the nice set of RC35's I've got?
2. Do I leave the finish at it is or strip it and have it powder coated in orange/white fade?
If I go for the orange/white fade option, who would you recommend to do the work and how much will it cost?
If I leave it in nickel, what's the best way to treat the rust spots without damaging the nickel finish?
Be grateful for any input
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Current rides:1994 Orange P7 (project), 1995 Clockwork (the f-in-law's), 1996 Orange C16R (the wife's), 2007 Ltd Edition Clockwork, 2011 Orange 5 Pro, 2014 Planet X Carbon road bike
Previous rides:1993 Orange Clockwork XC Pro, 1993 Orange Clockwork XC expert, 1994 Kona Kilauea, 1995 Kona Cindercone, 1995 Orange E3, 1996 Orange P7 XT, 1997 Saracen Maxtrax, 2009 Orange Evo 8