I always liked Orange bikes growing up, didn't we all? I spent my first student loan on a P7 frame in 1995 and built it up as best I could at the time. One day I will scan a photo of me riding through a Cambridgeshire ford on a hot summer's day in the days when I had hair and rode without a helmet
Back then there was no way I could afford a Vitamin T, so much so that I didn't really pay a lot of attention to them. I knew that they were lovely in the same way that we all know that Ferraris are lovely, but I couldn't afford either so I ignored them.
Well I still can't afford a Ferrari, and to be honest I can't really afford a Vitamin T either, but I can't ignore a good old ebay bargain when it's in such good condition as this...
The frame number is A60800803, which I understand means it was produced in August 1996 probably making it a 1997 model.
This is how she looked when she arrived and it didn't take a genius to work out that she is crying out for some attention. I will be changing the seatpost, saddle, bars and pedals. I will be binning the rear mudguard, putting the bottle cage in the right place and I will be dropping the stem.
Finally, I will be definitely, certainly and very very happily riding her properly...after all, the ford in Cambridgeshire is still waiting
All the bits and pieces are in awesome condition:
Got bored one night so started blogging