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 Post subject: New Project P7
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Always wanted a P7 back in the day, well now 12 years later than I had wanted I have one

unfortunately......it s an a pretty bad way.

Rusty frame Judy SLs are dead, and the rest is pretty much bin fodder.

But, I think with a bit of shotblasting here and touch of paint there and a shiny bolt or two, it could be great again.

But for £50 who can complain.

Pictures to follow.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:57 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Parts for Judys easy to come by. And bits can clean and be useable. Don't chuck stuff unless you really have to!

Looking forward to the pics.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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It seems the dream may have ended prematurely.
Stripped the bike in about, 15 mins, all going well, right up to the very last bit. The bottom bracket.

:cry:

Not sure what to do. I had to get a 2 tonne trolley jack to pop off the crank, and that in turn snapped the BB axle. And the BB cups are about as solid as a solid thing.

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I have 2 options I guess, heat, to release the thread, (bit will that distort the shell?) or take it to my friendly machine shop and see if they can machine it out and re-tap the threads? If not I have spent £50 on some very old XT kit and a set of broken judy DHs :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:47 pm 
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You're going at it too hard, when all else fails take it to a reputable LBS if you get stuck.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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will do, but I have tried everything in my garage to get it shifted, its really not moving. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:51 am 
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Some heat on that BB shell may help unstick the threads. If all else fails drill the b**gery out of it and saw etc to get it out....often relieves pressure on threads.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:54 pm 
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LeeDevelopment wrote:
You're going at it too hard, when all else fails take it to a reputable LBS if you get stuck.


Just use the right tools and a little patience and penetrating spray and some more patience.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:04 pm 
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here is one.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Orange-P7-Frame-1 ... 4ceed92df2


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:14 pm 
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sic_nick wrote:
LeeDevelopment wrote:
You're going at it too hard, when all else fails take it to a reputable LBS if you get stuck.


Just use the right tools and a little patience and penetrating spray and some more patience.


Crank extractor for a tenner would/should've done it

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=32401


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Creank extractor just stripped the threads 3 times.


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