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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Anyone know a place where the '96 -style decal kit is still available?

Richard


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:48 pm 
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orangep7guy wrote:
Anyone know a place where the '96 -style decal kit is still available?

Richard



Hi, check out Gil Montague on here – he is renowned for his very fine repro decals:

gil@thecycleshed.co.uk


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:19 am 
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Hi, just registered on here because I have seen how good your bike looks, I have a 1996 p7 which I have had from new, it's still in get condition but would like to restore it.
How much roughly did it cost to re lacquer? And what kind of place does that?

Also looking for some pace forks if you have any idea where I could find some?

Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:13 pm 
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Ahem....more updates on this ever revolving build... :oops: :D

Fingers crossed, I think I now have it EXACTLY how I want it (he says..)

Needed to sort the front end out as the SK9 stem was too long sadly and didn't look right, plus all the spacers showing made it look a bit ungainly.

Plumped for a modern ControlTech 'Newton' stem in the end: 1 1/8" (so needed a stem shim from eBay), 120mm length with 5 deg rise. A 31.8mm bar clamp size meant the previous SuperCross bar was surplus to requirements, but this gives me better options in the future as a 1'' headtube limits things somewhat.

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Steerer then chopped down to leave only a 5mm spacer now. You can see how odd it looked in the above piccy.

New handlebar was a Crank Bros 'Cobalt' - 680mm and slight 15mm rise. A bargain from CRC I think, under a tenner. Snazzy box as well!

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Sold the original seatpost and shim and, after learning the hard way that the frame takes a 29.6mm post rather than a 29.8mm one :cry: , it was a lot easier to get a 27.2mm post and shim it...

ControlTech 'One' seatpost picked up, with a USE thermoplastic shim (29.6-27.2)

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Also, new Oury black grips were picked up as well: an absolute bugger to get on, a potent mix of hairspray on the left grip and GT-85 on the right one eventually stuck them down :D

So, latest pics taken today - to paraphrase Steve Redgrave, shoot me if I continue tinkering with it..... :facepalm: :D

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Cheers, matty :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:39 am 
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That, Sir, is one utterly beautiful P7 Nickel. Sublime, very classy treatment indeed. And nicely photographed too. More of this sort of thing please.


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gorgeous bike!

question: Would you know about what year those Mavic XM 317 rims were manufactured in, plse (I found a pair of the same exact rims, that I've laced up for my Brodie Romax build ... but had no idea what era they are from)?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:32 pm 
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k-rod wrote:
gorgeous bike!

question: Would you know about what year those Mavic XM 317 rims were manufactured in, plse (I found a pair of the same exact rims, that I've laced up for my Brodie Romax build ... but had no idea what era they are from)?


Hi mate, they were new ones from Merlin cycles bought online.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:07 pm 
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This time I was too chicken to build my own so I got the XM317s (black inner rims) from Merlin with SS DB spokes on black LX hubs (about £109 pair). Ideally I wanted an all silver wheelset but the options were out of stock at the time and I needed wheels fast. From ordering to delivery, Merlin turned the wheel build round in 4 days. Since August 3rd, I've been commuting 165 miles per week plus weekend trail rides and the wheel build is still rock solid. Would recommend Merlin, particularly because of their good customer care attitude throughout the process.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:45 pm 
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Lovely build there dossa 8)

just picked one of these up .... its a minger :oops:

if it turns out a quarter nice as yours ill be happy


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