Orange 🍊 Fan
Frame: 1993 Orange P7 Nickel 19”
Fork: 1995/6 Rock Shox Judy DH
Headset: New Ritchey Logic 1” Threadless
Stem: X-Lite Fly
Handlebar: X-Lite GeForce
Brakes: Shimano XT V Brakes BR-M739
Brake Pads: Clarks red inserts in original XT carriers
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR
Cantilever cable hangers: n/a
Brake Levers: Shimano XT
Shifters: SRAM ESP 700
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: SRAM ESP 7.0
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: Shimano XT
Chain: Shimano HG71
Cranks: Race Face I-Beam
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainring bolts: u/k
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN72
Pedals: Rob Warner Base Jump
Hub Skewers: Shimano LX
Rims: Mavic 121
Hubs: front Hope, Rear Shimano parallax LX
Tyres: Panaracer Smoke and Dart
Saddle: X-Lite PSS
Seatpost Binder: Cro-Mo bolt
Ok, I have been looking, on and off, for a P7.
I first looked at them as an option when my Kona AA was stolen back in 1995, but, that was the same time that I had started downhill racing and orange introduced the world to the mighty X1!!!
So I had an X1 rather than a P7.
I still have that X1, but, I never ride it.
It has moved house a few times, even countries, other bikes have come and gone, but the X1 still remains.
It is a little small for me these days, back then I liked my bikes small, BMXey, but now my back, neck, shoulders, prefer a more upright position.
I've acquired a P7 frame, the serial number shows it as a December 1993, nickel plated. From Scant.
The plan was always to simple transfer all the parts from the X1 to a P7 and use it more often.
So that is still the plan.
I'm off to bed now, but here are a few pics of the frame.
It's in better condition than I had expected, just need a good clean, polish, new decals and a wax?
Not very exciting, but it's what I've got.
I may need some tips on dealing with the frame, polishing and sealing wise, I'd rather not clear coat it, just wax, is that ok?