Slight update, the forks are now at C&G Finishes
in Liverpool (every scouser on this forum will know this place..!) and they're being resprayed in Gloss Black.
It would have been too tricky and expensive to get them replated and they could not be 'painted' to match the shiny nickel finish - the nearest colour was 'titanium' which has a golden-style tinge to it and it just wouldn't have looked right....
Decided to have the stem resprayed the same as the forks as it would blend a lot better to have the 'collar and cuffs' (pfnaaar) matching.
Bit of a dilemma now, any thoughts on the following, given that it's a silver frame, black forks and black stem (seatpost is silver as well):
**Silver or black handlebar?
(Currently got a silver Orange Hot Rod but could easily get that respayed black too)
**Silver or black rims?
(mavic XM317s on silver XT hubs)
**Silver, black or blue finishing touches?
(QR's, seat clamp, bottle bosses etc)
I've got one chance to get it right!!
1990 Ridgeback 701LX; 1990 Ridgeback 704XT; 1992 Orange Aluminium 'O' (Ex); 1992 Orange Prestige; 1996 Orange P7; 2000 Specialized Stumpjumper (Ex)