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 Post subject: 1996 P7 Rebuild
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Was going to treat my old C16r to some much needed love and attention, but got distracted by a P7 frame needing a home.

After collecting (getting carried away with) M950 groupset (with M739 Crank and Un91bb) and RC35 forks I have come to a halt regarding paint. :?

I could re-nickel it, as it needs doing (which was my initial though), but am starting to sway for a black powdercoat with orange decals (ready to go from Gil)

Has anyone got any recomendations in the Essex (Anglia) region that have done a good job on their Frames?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Defo nickel (matt ) at that with light grey transfers on


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:30 pm 
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i wouldn't do black, especially powdercoat, it tends to be quite flat. if you can get the plating redone i'd do that if it's not stupid money, that said, i have a mint nickel P7 and one i had powdercoated white, both look cool, but even though i like the very original one i actually prefer the look of the white one!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:59 pm 
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jonnyboy666, I may have told you before, but those P7's are very, very nice indeed!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:01 am 
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Yep. V. nice set of P7's there.
My c16r is in white (had it done about 14 years ago now, so is looking pretty trail worn now).

Haven't been able to find anyone that can re nickel for a reasonable cost. Local places either can't fit the frame in, or want £200 to £300 to sort it.

Any pointers to a good place to re-nickel is greatly received!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:33 am 
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Ermmm ill take my comment back, that white one is stunning, people go on about restored bikes in white.. ohh another white ect ect but bloody hell that does look nice.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:42 am 
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yeah, obviously i like both but i have always liked white paint, clean, clinical etc, also i got to the point a few years ago that i really hate black, mainly because it gets used so much in the bike trade, for a period everything went stealthy, black or carbon frame with black components, black spokes etc etc etc, boring boring boring!

i think the key when deciding on colour is looking at the components you are going to be using aswel when deciding the colour.

my general rule is dark frame, light/polished components, bright frame, dark/black components.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Have come across Nitec who seem to offer a frame nickel plating for £185.
http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.c ... -bike-.php

Wonder if anyone has used them at all?

or there is always metallic powder coat that seems to look pretty top notch.
hmmm, http://ctc-powder-coating.co.uk/pedal-bikes/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Looks like it will be a Chrome effect Powder Coat from the place in Maldon.

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(The after shots will be when it comes back in a week or so!).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Crusty forks from ebay - saved by Tim at Fork English (@justbackdated). Can't praise that guy enough!

The Pace hub I always wanted as a teenager!

And the trusts M950 shifters and brakes.

to go on.

SK9 and hotrod bar and stem.

Onza porc grips (the reissues)

Psycho II's

Been told it needs to be built and out the dining room for Christmas! :xmas-cool:

Not the most original build, but I wanted the bike and bits I couldn't afford at 16 (ish!) :)

TBC!


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