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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:12 am 
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fingers wrote:
My 1st P7
Mine since 1997, started as a p7 alivio with mag 21s
Now its a dream bike :wink:

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This is currently being made-over...

Raceface cranks
XTR Mechs
possibly m230 on Pulsars.

Watch this space!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:13 am 
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fingers wrote:
My neoretro 2007 clockwork...

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And this will soon be sporting a matching rigid fork!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:44 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Here's my new Clockwork cleaned up and taken back to a more original spec. :D


Looks great Ed. Real tidy... don't suppose you still have the white bars?


Long live the "show us your Citrus Fruit" thread 8)
( I thought this had dissappeared into the wilderness!!)

Here's my latest. A Revamped 'O' is on it's way soon.

Cheers,
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:04 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I chucked the white bars in with some wheels I sold a while back mate. Was to another retrobiker but can't remember which one. :oops: Might be worth having a fish although they were quite tatty.

All hail the citrus fruit thread. We must add to it and bring those Saracen chaps to heel. :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:00 pm 
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yes im doing my best to increase posts...

Saracens indeed...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:45 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
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I'm liking the C16 a lot though. I'm rather taken by the colour...a bit different. 8)


Me too - I thought it was a random respray by PO but I'm sure I've seen another same colour somewhere on this site. Frame was £30 from here 8)

some more pics...... :lol: :lol:

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Now fitted with Hope bar ends :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:48 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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nice set up and like the smoke dart thang you got going on but the wheel reflector :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:08 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Its not a reflector - its a wheel weight - adds momentum and therefore aids pedalling effort. Sort of like a dynamically balanced crankshaft on a motorcycle :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:52 am 
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I hardly like to show you these pictures as they're such poor quality, but they're all I have of this bike and they may be of some interest in demonstrating the scope of smaller-size bikes.

I think it must be a 1997 C16R, as its serial number begins A607 - i.e, built in July 96 as Cherrybomb has explained it to me, so for autumn sale, so for 97 model range.

It's a size 15, which Orange say is designed for height range 5-3 to 5-7. I originally built it for my son when he was 9 and 4-10 and it was then in the form of the first picture with very short post and DH stem. It later went on to another 9 year old, who is now 11 hence I've just fitted the longer post and stem in the second pic (please ignore errant bar end!)

With Z2 Light fork and STX-RC/M600/XT chainset(!) and Merlin wheels, this is a 25lb bike and that's pretty light for a child's bike. They may hanker after cheap full-suss bikes like their pals, but once they're out in the countryside and they've arrived at the top of a hill miles before all the rest, both my son and the new owner were perfectly happy with a classy retro steel hard-tail. My son took a whole hour off his previous best time around Bewl Water the first time he went there with the Orange and that amounted to a much more pleasant day out for his parent as well as for him.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:43 am 
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my re jigged p7.

was going to get it powder coated black but really liking the red at the mo.


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