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 Post subject: 97 Orange P7
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Here's my 1997 orange P7

Bought new in 1997, started life with an alivio groupset and Mag 21 fork (long dead...)

Thousands of miles later, still mint, still awesome!

Built up now with 1998 Bomber z2 Bams and the following spec:

Frame: 1997 Orange p7 21" (owned since new)

Fork: 1998 Bomber Z2 Bam (owned since 2000, bought new)

Headset: Chris King 1"
Stem: Control Tech (nos)
Handlebar: Control Tech (new release)
Grips: Gripshift (nos)
Barends: nil

Brakes: XTR m960 (nos)
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XTR (nos)

Shifters: Gripshift SRT800 xrays (nos)
Front Derailleur: Deore XT (nos)
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT short cage (nos)
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: Deore XT 8 speed
Chain: XT
Cranks: Deore XT (nos)
Crank Bolts: XT
Chainrings: XT
Chainring bolts: XT
Bottom Bracket: un72?
Pedals: Ritchey SPDs

Hub Skewers: Hope (gold)
Rims: Mavic 217 sunsets
Hubs: WTB front, LX rear
Nipples: unknown
Spokes: DTswiss
Tyres: Ritchey Zmax
Tubes: black ones

Saddle: Vetta AT
Seatpost: Raceface xy 27.2 with shim
Seatpost Binder: Hope (gold)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:01 pm 
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Very Nice.. :) dont know if its retro enough though for this forum :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:04 pm 
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Well, its been with me for 11 years!!! (admittedly in pieces for
the last 2...)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:05 pm 
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Here you go....... (Never did like links to photos :D )

It's a very clean looking build, I like it lots. The nickel frames do look cool when they're in good nick. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:12 pm 
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Many thanks! How'd you do that?!

I also have a totally factory spec 1996 Orange P7 LX rigid... Original down to the grips... Must take some pics soon...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:13 pm 
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I would say that is a lovely bike. I really do have a thing for Oranges. They are simple yet always nice to look at.

Congrats on the build, i like very much! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:15 pm 
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long and low just how they should be !


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 Post subject: damn
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:59 pm 
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I miss mine! how nice it was with it's judy sl... If I could bring it back I would kit it out so fine!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:02 am 
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Nice!

I notice you have a '95 too....would you say there was any geometry changes between them? Just curious about how Z2's would go with an even older P7. I take it you like them on you 97?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:35 pm 
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Yeah they seem to work well on the P7... The frame here was bought as a 1997 spec machine but was actually made in 1996. Side-by side it seems to have the same geometry as the other P7s I have (a 95 and a 97). I think they may have changed geometry slightly in 98 or 99 when the nickle finish ceased... Someone'll prob put me right tho!


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