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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:28 am 
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Dossa wrote:
I knew I had a review of the P7 lurking somewhere and just dug it out:

MBUK December 1995

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I remember that issue. Was that Rob Warner?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:18 pm 
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I have one of these frames and over the years it's gotten a little worse for wear and this thread has shown me the light of how to restore these sort of frames. An excellent job, well done!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:10 pm 
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...and some very nice decals off Gil (quelle surprise...!)
Decided to go for the 1995 "Block caps" ones in the end over the original ones simply as I prefer the look of them. '95 was the last year of great Orange decals in my 'umble opinion! Have the odd pang of guilt in not keeping the bike 'decal-correct' but when you think of P7's you think of these decals (...well I do!).

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WOndered if you would be so kind as to provide information as to where I can get an identical set of these P7 stickers please? I have just picked up a '96 Nickel P7, and doing a similar job in breathing more life into the ol' girl much like yourself.

Any information would be super appreciated,
Graham


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Hi graham, if you send an email to Gil:

gil@thecycleshed.co.uk

He'll sort you out bud....

Cheers, Matty :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:06 am 
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Dossa wrote:
Hi graham, if you send an email to Gil:

gil@thecycleshed.co.uk
He'll sort you out bud....
Cheers, Matty :D


Ah that's really great! Seen this 'Gil' person named a few times, so will certainly get in contact. Like I say I have this nice nickel P7 that needs new decals on, but also have a 94 Clockwork, which I've had from new, that is being restored as well, and this needs new decals as well.

Great job on your own P7 as well, used this post a lot to reference and get some tips. My frame is OK, but there are spot rust spots under the patchy lacquer, nothing major, so guess I'll need to remove the lacquer buff/polish the nickel and get it relacquered much like you have done.

Any ideas how long a polished, but unlacquered frame will generally last before signs of surface rust start appearing: Days, weeks? Wondering if it's a race against time sort of thing. :)

Did you get yours lacquered locally, or did you send it off somewhere, be nice to get some recommendations of people used to doing this on bikes etc.

Thanks again,
Graham


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Hi mate,

Some people don't bother getting it lacquered, as long as its kept dry and polished now and again it should be fine. Lacquer just preserves it better but is not compulsory!

Had mine done at C&G Finishes in Liverpool as mentioned in the thread. There will no doubt be companies local to you who could do the job though, shouldn't be too expensive.

Cheers....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Really like this build and am unashamedly emulating it. :oops:

Where did you get the e type bottom bracket?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:44 am 
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Twister wrote:
Really like this build and am unashamedly emulating it. :oops:

Where did you get the e type bottom bracket?



From the famous bike shop, Amazon.. :D

I think Evans had some in stock but just had a quick look and they've sold out it appears?

Not the easiest part to come across but I'm sure there'll be a stockist online somewhere...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:35 pm 
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******BIT OF AN UPDATE 13/08/2013..........******

After some recent bone crunching rides, I decided to spruce up the ol' girl a bit :D

This will be the third (and hopefully final!) incarnation of this bike - started life as a road beast, then rigid MTB now a bit more of a modern look/feel to it.

So, out goes the rigid forks, threaded headset and quill stem - in comes a bit of bounce, these new fangled ahead stem thingies (!) and a riser bar...

Been collecting a few parts recently, they include:

New V brakes - Shimano Deore XT BR-T780:

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Orange Supercross bars from '98:

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BBB TurnAround headset 1" threadless:

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Two sets of tyres, Panaracer Cinder folders for the autumn/winter and Charge Splashbacks for spring/summer:

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Orange SK9 stem, very kindly karma'd by Colin (bhill22) on here - cheers Col, very generous indeed! :D

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1997 Pace RC-36 - purchased off Colin and sent off to Tim for the "full hit" - like new now... :oops: 8)

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Not fully built back up yet of course, but here's a quick mock up:

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Need a new saddle as the old Flite on it really is in poor condition (probably get a Charge Spoon in black but anyone think a coloured saddle would look ok?), put my SPD's back on, ODI lock on grips, black seatpost (probably will be a BBB Skyscraper) though could stretch to a nice Syncros I suppose..!

Will finish it off next week so will show you all the end results then...... :wink:

Cheers, Matty :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:38 pm 
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your gonna cry when you have to cut that steerer.
just sayin


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