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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:18 am 
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cherrybomb wrote:
The nickel plated Orange frames looked real sweet when new, but boy do they look rough when the lacquer starts to come off. :shock:


Aint that the truth, trying to restore this neglected 96 beauty to its original finish may be a none starter. I think a new colour scheme may have to be considered.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:31 pm 
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You're only chance with that is to remove the old laquer and polish up the plating. Then re-laquer. If it's rusty anywhere then it's probably respray time. :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Be careful removing the laquer, aparently nitromors turns the nickel plating black?? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:00 pm 
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i-am-iron-man wrote:
How did this happen? I even have the same stem, seatpost and sharkfin. Mine is built with RC-30's, a titanium X-Lite handlebar, Middleburn RS7 duo, Hope ti-glide/DT rims and a relatively modern XTR groupset. I even have the same saddle as you, but on a different bike.

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I did loads of un-retro things to mine though: I removed the canti-hanger, ditched the seat binder and the rack mount threads prior to it getting powder coated.

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Creepy, eh?


Ok, it is a sad time but unfortunately it looks like me and my lovely Orange P7 are about to part company.

I will be breaking it, I am keeping the RC-30 forks and probably the King headset, stem and wheels. But the frame, titanium handlebar, Middleburn Duo and the best part of an XTR groupset are getting ditched.

I will post something more official sale thread in the right place, but please feel free to express interest in anything via PM.


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 Post subject: P7 decals
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:27 pm 
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Hi,
Like the look of the P7. Thinking of having mine re-sprayed, would be nice to get some retro decals like on this bike, are they available from somewhere in the UK ?

Steve


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:06 am 
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Wow.. been a while since i've seen this thread.. Gil_M supplied the decals for me.. You can find him on here!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:01 pm 
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just rebuilt my Orange P7 after getting Argos cycles in Bristol to give it a respray.

They did a great job, seemed a shame to put all the old parts back on it but as I only use it to ride to work and back it seemed a bit over the top to do anything else. I may treat it to a nice Syncros stem at some point if I can find one to fit with a nice rise.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Looks great nice choice of colour 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:24 pm 
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More P7's... Heaven!!! 8)


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 Post subject: Old Oranges
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Hi guys, just stumbled across this website, full of top top bikes.
I still use an Orange P7 I bought in 1997 at uni as often as I can get out on it. Lots of changed parts over the years but the skeleton is all original.
How do you get pictures on here?

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