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 Post subject: Orange P7 2010
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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Location: Shropshire
Hello everyone,

I've decided to get back into cycling and thought it would be fun to build a bike from scratch.

I've always liked Orange Mountain Bikes, so I picked up an Orange P7 frame for £50 on eBay. I had it powder coated in RAL 7015 'Slate Grey' and got some new decals.

The forks are Nukeproof Carbon also from eBay, I lightly sanded off the yellow decals and applied a coat of lacquer.

The Stem is an Orange Stalk+ from eBay.
The Truvati cranks and Shimano Deore groupset are from a donor bike from 2009.

The remaining parts I bought new. Raceface bars and Post, DMR Pedals, SDG Saddle and specialized armadillo tyres.

All in I've spent about £350 and I'm quite pleased with the results.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange P7 2010
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:28 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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There's nowt like a new bike to get you back out on the trails looks great and a very reasonable build cost to boot


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 Post subject: Re: Orange P7 2010
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:44 pm 
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Great bike and looks fun to ride.

Am interested in how the forks feel out on the trail.

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:05 am 
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I used to have a 2009 P7 and it was a great bike with rigid carbon forks on it (Pace RC31), I like what you've done with the colour, makes sense to buy a cheap frame and customise it to your liking, hope you get many miles on it over the summer :)


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 Post subject: Re: Orange P7 2010
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:21 am 
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Cheers all, I actually wanted Pace PC31's but couldn't find any at the right price. I think I'll have to change the forks at some point. The steerer is a little too short and I'd like to raise the stem a little.


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