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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:06 pm 
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I paid a visit to a distant bike shop today,just a wander about not looking for anything in particular :D
The shop sells Orange bikes so i took a look at the current P7[as the clockwork doesnt seem to be around anymore].
Laughing is how i had to deal with it>dear God in Heaven :x its horrible
Horrible and ALLOY
:roll: P7 in name only.
I think Orange have lost it completely and turned into yet another generic brand :?
For years i wanted a P7 but just couldnt afford it and opted for a Clockwork instead,and as they're pretty damn similar i reckon the ride would be similar too :?


My personal thinking is
ALLOY-ROAD
CARBON-ROAD.
Ti + STEEL -MTB

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:15 pm 
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i think you find the tubing is reynolds 631 cromo :wink: available in a nice shade of poo brown aswel!

but yeah, nothing like the old skool! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:23 am 
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Bar colour options, looks OK to me. I'd seriously consider one if I needed a new bike and it was one of the options out there.

631 is a great tubeset and they've beefed it up with gussets at head-tube/down tube join, which is a bit if a nod to the Bontragers of old.

P7s were always a bit clumsier-looking than Clockworks and the Prestiges they replaced.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:31 am 
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Think the p7's are quite nice myself. They seem to have evolved to suite the modern market if you look at the time line. :? Defo steel as well... They don't even look like aluminium. :?

The r8 is more retro in design I guess. I think they're lovely. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 am 
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I like the new P7's, had a 2008 model which I sold this year, I would agree it's not as dainty as the Prestige I used to have but it's still a classic frameset.

And I think you'll find Its called "Dog shit Brown"... for obvious reasons ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:26 am 
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In my defence-I gave it a ping and it sounded like alloy :oops:

But i still dont like the look of it :evil:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:19 pm 
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Hate the new P7, love the new R8.

I've owned two P7's and a Clockwork. I think I'm respraying my '00 P7, I don't think there is a better version: modern enough to have a 1 1/8" steerer and disc mount, but still has a classic MTB shape. Frames designed around long-travel forks with sliding dropouts look sooo shit.


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