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     SeanO updated 12 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
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  • ronnoc1980

    25 March 2009 at 8:13 pm


    I am new to the forum after not been on a bike(GT Karakoram) since i left the RN in 98 I have just got back into the game. Just bought myself a much in need of TLC Orange P7 1999 model at £50 it seemed a good deal!! But after just 3 days I feel it needs Shocks so here is where i need help iv lost touch over the last 10yrs so can any one help with which would be my best 2nd hand choice???

    Looking to spend around £50 on a set alll help very much appreciated.

  • SeanO

    26 March 2009 at 12:28 am

    Hi and welcome to the forum,

    A 1997 P7 for £50!! 😯 Want to sell it? 😉

    You may want to up your budget a little as I cant see you getting anything worthwhile for £50. Also, has the 1999 P7 got a 1″ head tube, as that would seriuosly limit the fork you could have.

  • ronnoc1980

    26 March 2009 at 8:02 am

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the reply where do i take the messurment from to find out the bike frame or the tube that gose in th the frame???

    Cheers Connor,

  • SeanO

    26 March 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I think the P7 changed to 1-1/8″ steerer in 1998 so you should be ok but I’d check anyway, before buying new forks. Have you got any pics of the stem and headtube? It may even say on the headset, if you are lucky.

    1997 Orange Brochure

    Has it got rear disc mounts?

  • ronnoc1980

    26 March 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Sean

    Above should be some pic’s the lad i bought it off said it was a 98 but i looked up the serial codes for the running gear and it showed as 99 thats why i think its a 99 model year.

  • SeanO

    26 March 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Don’t think its a ’99 as the broshure states that disc mounts were added that year. Could be a late ’98 but thats the year they changed the headtube.

    Can anybody tell by the photos?

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