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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:00 pm 
retrobike rider
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I used to own a p7 years ago and fancied one again, thats where i came accross you fellas, bought the bike about a month ago with the intention of riding as is but got carried away and had loads of old bits lying around in the garage, heres how the build went

A bit rough but solid 94 orange p7 bought off ebay

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Stripping with nitromores

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Bare metal, surprisingly rust free

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Etch primer

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Black base coat

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Metallic blue pearl, decals and lacquer on

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Finished

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i know its not entirely period but i wanted a cheap build using items i already had or could get hold off cheaply!

just needs a back wheel to match the front now

Lookin forward to the first ride out tomorrow javascript:emoticon(':D')



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:08 pm 
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lovely!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:11 pm 
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very nice. I've been holding off doing a rattle can spray job at home because I thought it was too cold for the spraypaint - is your garage heated?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:16 pm 
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very nice. I've been holding off doing a rattle can spray job at home because I thought it was too cold for the spraypaint - is your garage heated?




I wish!, just used an electric heater, the important thing is using quality paint and 2 pack lacquer, i hope it is going to be durable enough!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:45 pm 
retrobike rider
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Gave the bike its first ride out on saturday and chuffed to bits but i find myself hankering after a nickel one, anyone fancy swapping/dong a deal on frames?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:27 pm 
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8) exellent work!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:37 pm 
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Top job 8) , cracking work with the strip and respray :wink:


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very nice. I've been holding off doing a rattle can spray job at home because I thought it was too cold for the spraypaint - is your garage heated?


When it's cold and damp outside i use a heatgun to gently heat the frame as i paint it, dries the paint quicker too :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:37 pm 
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great work smashing bike but why are you riding in a river- as a rule of thumb I ride on land- much nicer :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:09 am 
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Just need to get some practice in with sea levels rising! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Good job on the paint there, makes me tempted to get out the old can of nitromors now!


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