^ Cheers mate, my fellow Wirralonian
Some updates to report on this now: decided to get the F7 forks resprayed gloss black after much deliberating, along with the stem.
It would have been too much hassle to strip the forks back just to see the state of the nickel plating, so finally took the decision to go for a nickel/black finish in the end.
Had the stem done as well as a) the stem was a bit rusty and b) it had a 'champagne/titanium' style colour to it which didn't sit right against the nickel frame, plus I feel it's easier on the eye and a matching stem/forks blends better than just the forks being one colour. Would have preferred the nickel forks but hey-ho...
Used Liverpool's finest, C&G Finishes
, to do the job and also ended up having the frame re-lacquered as well (ahem...despite several times saying that I wouldn't
- common sense prevailed in the end....
) and very happy with the job they did.
Started assembling some parts, too -
More bits added -
(Ignore the random, spare wheels - going to order some from Merlin Cycles next week!)
1990 Ridgeback 704XT 1990 Raleigh Dyna-Tech Encounter (SWMBOs) 1992 Orange Aluminium 'O' 1992 Orange Prestige 1994 Orange Clockwork 1996 Orange P7