first of all thanks to Ollie, aka xioly, he posted a come and get this free frame thread, i was slightly quicker on the draw than grannygrinder for this one and was lucky that it was in southampton
we agreed that i'd pop over to his place of work today at midday, i turned up shook hands and was then shown to a side gate, ollie went to open a door to a storage room, i was expecting a rusty old beater to be honest, this i said after seeing the little beauty he pulled out, what a corker!!
then he said "do you want the other bits aswel?"
wheels, tyres, chainrings, mech, forks
what a star!!!
i then handed over some becks!
so thanks very much to xioly!
i will be doing a karma thread to spread some of the wealth, it's only fair.
before i tell you what i'm gonna do i'll give you a little history. i used to work at john lewis in southampton, every year in the partnership you get a bonus, in 96 i got about 1200 an my normal wages, i went straight to GA cycles (the shop i later came to run) and ordered a p7 nickel with judy xc forks, xt 8speed groupset with xtr mechs and x-lite and syncros finishing kit. best mtb i had ever bought and what a bike it was.
cut to 6 months later and i had started work at a GT dealer a was pressured to swap to a zaskar, so i did. it was a decision i later came to regret.
so i have been looking for a p7 nickel for a while, a few have come up but unfortunately i have not been in a position to get them.
then this happens!
so the build plan is to build it similar but not exactly as i previously had mine.
here's the pics from when i got it home
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