Towards the end of last year I was looking for a nice cheap retro project to keep me entertained having just finished building the misses' Christmas present (a very custom P7) and I found me a nice Kona LavaDome. After a couple of weeks I'd tracked down a suitable pair of project 2 forks and a velocity stem for it. Then I found an Orange Prestige frame on eBay and all that went out of the window!
A couple of days before Christmas I called by the sellers house to check out the Prestige frame, now I knew at the time that the down tube had been replaced but after checking everything several times, taking a thousand & one measurements and even doing a bit of trig I decided that I was happy with both the repair and the frame so a deal was done and I bought myself an early Christmas present.
I then spent the next six months and way too much money tracking down all the bits to build it up. Now I've finally got all the bits I' at a stage where I'm ready to start the build, so here we go:
The frame as I bought it:
Back home on my getto stand, the string is for double checking that everything is true:
One of the things that was on the cards from day one was a full respray, but to triple check that I'm happy with everything I decided to strip the frame myself.
I'm dropping the frame off with the painters on the weekend, I'm not saying what I'm going to have done but it will be a bit of a twist on the original colour scheme.