Yet another Orange P7 Rescue

JuicyOrange

Orange 🍊 Fan
Bit of an old thread revival! After using the P7 for a bit, then not using it for a bit, decided I would go fully Resto this during lock down as the paint hadn't aged well, they were coated so thinly anyway.

Its not going to be to all tastes but I fancied a bike I can just pick up and ride rather than getting kitted out with shoes, gloves, supplies etc just to grab a few extra miles when time permits or bomb to the shop on. I added some modern comforts like a new saddle and 620mm bars which when you ride a 730mm 29er makes the switch a bit weird and uncomfortable for a good few miles.

Frame has been powdered in RAL6003 Matt Olive which again is a bit of a modern trend with an historical nod, everything has been serviced\polished or replaced, all the old parts retained. Its basically a brand new bike now, needs a few tweeks. Not happy with the decals 100%, headset bearings are shot and V-Brake alignment needs sorting.

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr

1994 Orange P7 Retro Build, bit of old, bit of new. by Luke Hussey, on Flickr
 

prezza

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I really like that. Colour and finish look first class. Only thing I would have done different would be to use a silver bar rather than black, to match the seatpost and stem.

Looks a fun ride. Nice one.
 

JuicyOrange

Orange 🍊 Fan
Cheers Prezza, maybe I'll swap them out at some point, still have the hot rod bars but at 560mm they are just too narrow, I wanted to get the widest bar I could find in 25.4mm and keep the SK8 stem, didn't want to resort to buying something cheap, dangerous, nasty on eBay!

I don't know what period flat bars came 600mm+? Not many if any? I did honestly think about it but I don't feel too bad, the O2 I've had since new doesn't have a silver bar.
 

deister

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Hey Juicy Orange,

What did you use to clean up the rust from the SK8 stem? I have used a few products but none have been as successful as yours.

Thanks

Dan
 

dyna-ti

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Nobody came up with Juicy Orange ?? :shock: 12 years I've been stuck with dyna-ti :facepalm:

Very nice colour. Orange not as screamingly orange as you might have though. Works really well. Top marks :cool:
 
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