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THE REBUILD – Stage II

THE REBUILD – Stage II

My โ€˜Orange P7โ€™ touring bike has now taken on another transformation!ย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ With further trips in the pipeline and destinations afar, she needed an upgrade to certain components. So Iโ€™ve set upon the winter 2011-12 of stripping her back. All welded points required a little more protection, with small rust spots developing. I set about Hammerite spray painting these joins. Previously the wheels were Shimano Deore XT. These started to cause problems after my first two journeys: โ€˜Bodmin Moorโ€˜ and โ€˜The…

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THE REBUILD – Stage I

THE REBUILD – Stage I

Project: turn an Orange P7 mountain bike into a dedicated touring bicycle. Orange Bikes: a British company, circa 1988. I purchased my Orange ๐ŸŠ P7 in 1998. The forks, I upgraded to Marchozzi bombers ( front suspension) and Magura hydraulic brakes before departing for southern Africa in 2003 to attain my Commercial Pilots Licence. She happily endured many a single-track through the South African forests of Knysna and rugged bedrock of the Namibian bush. A testament to a superb design and…

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