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 Post subject: dc2100k's 1996 Orange P7
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:44 pm 
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Here is the skinny whippet that has replaced my lovely old Clockwork. A few years newer and a few inches bigger, it is currently having all the trick bits from the old bike transferred over. XT Levers next, then the Middleburn RS1's when I get them fixed. Wheels are Hope Ti / DT / Mavic 231CD / Vredestein Moiree.

Enjoy,

James.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:07 pm 
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absolutely beautiful, I love those forks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Gutted to see this 'cause I had one and sold it, was a touch big though...
That nickel finish was the absolute bollox. I don't know why they've never repeated it ?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:17 pm 
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Looks well "smooth" btw, very nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:25 pm 
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Very nice :wink: ... but I would say that..hmmm not biased at all! :D


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That's one super clean racing whippet you have there. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:08 am 
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Thanks for your kind words. It is actually pretty dirty, takes me to work every day and get covered in road grime. The nickel finish is lovely, and the laquer is intact apart from a couple of small spots under the cables on the top tube. I too don't know why they stopped it as it is the best looking finish on this period of bike. BTW sorry for the lies in the title! I had a look at the old Orange catalogues and it appears to be a 1997 bike.

Here is a preview of the busted drivetrain 'upgrade'!

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I forgot how good those nickel P7's looked. And those forks are cool. Well done that man. What year is that?


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That is a fine looking machine, nice one.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:12 pm 
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dc2100k wrote:
Here is a preview of the busted drivetrain 'upgrade'!


A set of Middleburn RS1's where all the tiny bolts have snapped off? :wink:

Never heard of that happening before :roll: :lol:


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