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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:11 pm 
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Location: Cheshire
Rare frame and fork, this was when Thorn made frames in Bridgwater,
Size Thorn oversize 560 - TT 565 c2c, ST 565 BB center to top of ST ... x.html#top

Kevin Sayles possible it is the time he was there, must remember to check serial number, not sure if he leaves any distinguishing marks on a frame to identify his own work.

£175 collected, prepared to post







text from there site

The high acclaim we have received for our Audax frame initially caused us the embarrassment of being unable to hold on to any stock. We now build the frames ourselves in Bridgwater.(We have 2 highly skilled and experienced 753 frame builders.)
Audax riders require performance and comfort. We therefore decided to use 653 oversized top tubes and 531c oversized down tubes on this range. For reasons of component availability we decided not to use an oversized seat tube and opted instead for an internally reinforced (at the bottom bracket end of the tube) Reynolds 708 heat-treated seat tube. Building these tubes into cast lugs and cast bottom bracket shell has produced a stiff yet resilient main triangle. For the rear triangle we now use 753 seatstays in the functional and aesthetically pleasing shot in style and 17 inch 753 chainstays silvered into vertical dropouts - these are spaced 135mm which enables a low dish 8sp wheel to be fitted. The rear triangle provides stability and comfort yet sacrifices nothing in the way of performance, being attached to such a stiff main triangle.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:19 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Posts: 594
What size is that?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:24 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Posts: 9793
Location: Cumbria
I lose track of time / place /reality but is this one of Kevin Sayles?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:06 pm
Posts: 64
Location: South-East, UK
Hi - I'm looking for something just like that, what size is it pls? ST/TT mainly. Looks a bit small perhaps, I'm after a 57-58. Really nice frame though!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:22 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 9698
Location: New Forest, UK
Would be interested if it's a 52-53cm, although I fear it's a little larger.

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