Thorn Audax Mk1 refurb

FiveAlpha

Retro Guru
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Wow! A great collection of Thorns and you never stumbled across Retrobike! Welcome - and thanks for posting pics of your bikes online, for us to find! Good work!
 

zerogravitas

Retro Guru
Hey all. Progress this week....

I lasercut some mudflaps out of rubber to go on my VO guards;

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Got the headbadge cleaned up and looking crisp;

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Everyone's favourite tubing sticker fitted! :mrgreen:

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White gold band for a little extra blingy detail;

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The fork is pretty much done, and the frame is not far behind!

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zerogravitas

Retro Guru
Paint is done barring a final polish;

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Today I dug out a bell I want to put on this bike; it's nothing fancy by any stretch of the imagination, but this was the bell my dad put on my first real bike, many years ago! It had a good long life on some of my early bikes and has been in my parts box for years now, but this Thorn seems the right machine for it.

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The anodizing was very tatty so I wire wooled the whole thing and polished up the aluminium so it looks more presentable. :)
 

Helmut Head

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That's a cracking job - never thought of Thorn being retro but they have been around for over 25 years - yours must have been quite an early one.
 

otherself

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My work colleague cycled toured to Turkmenistan and back on a Thorn audax. His was British racing green though. Nice bike... as is spa cycles audax frame.
 

leftpoole

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otherself":1zer9as5 said:
My work colleague cycled toured to Turkmenistan and back on a Thorn audax. His was British racing green though. Nice bike... as is spa cycles audax frame.


I dont think the Spa Cycles frame is anywhere near as nice or as good as any Thorn.
John
 
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