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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:36 am 
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Hi all,

going to send my frame off to Bob Jackson's for a respray to restore it to it's former glory. It's in decent condition with no dents or big chips, but there are a few scuffs, some flaking and also it seems as though the paint is fading? See the pic where I removed the decal to see the colour difference....

Any ideas on colour scheme? tempted to go with a metallic orange from Jackson's but unsure....want to keep it original but also I'm going to be riding this bike and stroking it when it's complete so want it to look cool too.

Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:48 pm 
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If you're having it done all the same colour I'd just get a powdercoat as it's much cheaper and is a tougher finish.

Orange is always good on an Orange :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:08 pm 
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I've had a few done in Flat/Satin Black. Sounds boring I know, but the finish is very tough and flexible. With Orange coloured or Yellow or Green decals they look really good. It is also one of Oranges most popular colour choices.
Jacksons do a really nice Mango Yellow, as a matter of interest which looks really good. Their finish warrants the extra cost (£90 for a plain colour)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:00 pm 
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My Orange P7 was done by Bob Jackson.

Here;

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... e48eca9c9a


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Mossy wrote:
My Orange P7 was done by Bob Jackson.

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... e48eca9c9a


Very trick fella and don't they just ride so well indeed! I always find they give you loads of confidence to push it that bit harder, very sure footed.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Mossy wrote:
My Orange P7 was done by Bob Jackson.

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... e48eca9c9a


Whats the colour?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:45 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Orange is always good on an Orange :wink:


This.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:39 am 
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Mossy wrote:
My Orange P7 was done by Bob Jackson.

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... e48eca9c9a



Very nice mate. Did you put the decals on afterwards or get Jackson's to apply them and lacquer over?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Here's my P7.

bought on here with bad paint so had it powdered in something alternative.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

Slightly changed, has orange Wildgrippers, silver Ringle H20, blue X-lite canti studs and seatpost bolt now but the ride is still awesome.

I still gets a few comments when out from people who remember riding full rigid. I've gone full circle now and ended up where i started :?

at the end of the day they are for riding, enjoy the build but enjoy the ride more. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
Mossy wrote:
My Orange P7 was done by Bob Jackson.

Here;

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... e48eca9c9a


Whats the colour?


If I remember correctly it was called Plum metallic. I like it. Plenty of choice at BJs. I would agree that the finish can chip easily, but on balance mine has been good and i'm happy so far.

Ride - it's like rinding a spring it flexes that much. Strong and nimble. I love it.


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