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Title: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 20, 2019, 06:55:54 PM
See before
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/inbox

Afterwards and pictures will be linked here at the end of this week.
If you wondered why your replies had been deleted it was because of unwanted attention. I am dealing with it and should it happen again I will leave the Forum and the genuine amongst you will lose out. I am certain you will be aware of the problem.
Sorry if you were deleted and thank you for your genuine kind comments and interest shown.
Regards,
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: jags on February 20, 2019, 07:24:14 PM
Fairwell. :'(so does mean I can't have the craic with you anymore.ah well I was thinking of leaving the forum meself because of you,but sure now I can stay.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on February 21, 2019, 03:23:16 PM
Looking forward to seeing the results John.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 21, 2019, 04:59:36 PM
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/image/168843836

https://pbase.com/leftpoole/image/168843834
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/image/168843833
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/image/168843831

Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: bobs on February 21, 2019, 05:06:58 PM
Hi John,

You will be pleased to hear that Jags has left the forum so you will no longer have  to get yourself stressed out about his comments.

Let's hope hope that any future comments are to your liking.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 21, 2019, 06:21:54 PM
If only it were true. He now posted as a Guest!
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: bobs on February 21, 2019, 07:02:12 PM
Surely life to too short to be obsessing over such things.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: bikerta on February 21, 2019, 07:39:56 PM
Beautiful colour scheme and such an improvement on the original. Enjoy putting everything back together again and hope to see many more pictures along the way.

Jackie
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on February 21, 2019, 11:08:29 PM
Looks fantastic John, who did the paint?
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: spoof on February 21, 2019, 11:32:48 PM
That has the Wow factor right there. John the frame looks superb - I definitely prefer the metallic finish over your previous thorn plain red and blue. Will have a nose at your pbase link to see the finished article over the coming weeks

Kyle
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 22, 2019, 11:55:01 AM
That has the Wow factor right there. John the frame looks superb - I definitely prefer the metallic finish over your previous thorn plain red and blue. Will have a nose at your pbase link to see the finished article over the coming weeks

Kyle

I really liked the old original Red/Blue but now that 'Retro' is cool I decided to update!
Glad you like it. I will add photographs as I go along.
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 22, 2019, 11:55:42 AM
Looks fantastic John, who did the paint?

I will send a message to you direct regarding paint provider.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on February 22, 2019, 12:09:17 PM
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/image/168846511

As shown above, i have started the build.
Chris King mixed colour headset!
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on February 22, 2019, 01:56:50 PM
Looks fantastic John, who did the paint?

I will send a message to you direct regarding paint provider.

Many thank John.
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Post by: energyman on February 22, 2019, 03:43:21 PM
Beautiful colours.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: Neil Jones on February 22, 2019, 09:29:17 PM
Fantastic paint job John, looking forward to seeing the finished project. I have a red and blue 853 and I have to admit I prefer your metallic look, they are great frames.

Regards,
Neil
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on March 06, 2019, 11:40:05 PM
How is the build going John?
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 07, 2019, 01:13:46 PM
How is the build going John?

Not done any more yet. Iíve been under the weather and other things!
Will get onto it soon.
Thanks for asking!
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 13, 2019, 10:47:21 PM
More pictures on the link
https://pbase.com/leftpoole/inbox
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on March 14, 2019, 03:20:52 PM
Looking good John.
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Post by: julk on March 14, 2019, 10:07:14 PM
Splendid - well done John.
Now to get good weather for a ride or two.
Julian.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: PH on March 19, 2019, 06:19:34 PM
That's looking good John.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 20, 2019, 11:02:12 AM
Two more photographs added.
One more day!
Same link as previously
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Post by: leftpoole on March 20, 2019, 05:20:18 PM
Final part fitted and photograph uploaded to usual place!
I will take proper photographs very soon.
John
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Post by: julk on March 20, 2019, 07:06:17 PM
That's looking good John.

+1
Julian.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 21, 2019, 11:52:43 AM
Finally!

https://pbase.com/leftpoole/8532

All done bar polishing!
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: geocycle on March 21, 2019, 05:43:47 PM
Chris King and a gold chain!  Lovely job.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: Neil Jones on March 21, 2019, 08:30:54 PM
Wow!

You've not lost your bike building skills John, simply superb. Lovely little details everywhere and that stunning paint job provides the perfect base.

Looking forward to hearing how it rides on the open road.

Enjoy 😎,
Neil
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: John Saxby on March 21, 2019, 11:14:28 PM
Super work, John -- enjoy the ride! (Make sure it's a sunny dry day, tho'!)
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 22, 2019, 11:36:40 AM
Chris King and a gold chain!  Lovely job.

Thank you.
I hope that the red/white/blue colour scheme of the headset was noticed?
It was difficult to achieve.....
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on March 22, 2019, 11:38:27 AM
Thank you all for these kind comments.
The photographs have come up dark for some reason unknown.
I will try again at a later time.
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on April 12, 2019, 10:29:07 AM
Hello all,
Does anyone recall the third (!) Audax 853 that I was offered a while ago?
Well, remember or not itís arriving at my home Saturday. Iíve negotiated a decent price and so shall now have three of them!
After the long search I shall have a small collection.
I just hope that another does not appear as finances are severely hit😮
Best to all,
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on April 12, 2019, 07:26:21 PM
They do say good things come in threes!

Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on June 19, 2019, 12:58:19 PM
Update.

The second of the three Thorn Audax 853 bikes has been stripped down.
The frame/forks are now at the painting factory.
Im looking forward to another build after August 10th when the frame is due to be completed.
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: MarkT3 on June 22, 2019, 10:58:13 PM
Look forward to seeing this one come back, have you gone for a different colour scheme?
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on June 23, 2019, 11:49:15 AM
Look forward to seeing this one come back, have you gone for a different colour scheme?

Hello,
Iíll get the frame back on 10th August. Iím having it done in one single colour and itís a colour to impress!
Thanks for asking,
John
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: Danneaux on August 27, 2019, 04:08:54 PM
[Posted on John's behalf...]

Along with the photos he emailed me, John mentioned these are of his second Thorn Audax 853.

A lovely refinish; we wish him well and a speedy recovery.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: tyreon on August 29, 2019, 12:52:25 PM
I have come across leftpoole from time to time. (I might be getting mixed up with someone else?) Seems to be a committed cyclist with a good stable of bikes. Was he up to selling one or two of his bikes recently cos of health? Always valued his pictures and posts. Hope he stays around for many years to come.

Best wishes. Him or another always chose good looking bikes
Title: Re: Audax 853 before and afterwards. Updated.
Post by: leftpoole on August 29, 2019, 04:09:17 PM
I have come across leftpoole from time to time. (I might be getting mixed up with someone else?) Seems to be a committed cyclist with a good stable of bikes. Was he up to selling one or two of his bikes recently cos of health? Always valued his pictures and posts. Hope he stays around for many years to come.

Best wishes. Him or another always chose good looking bikes

Hello,
Yes indeed.
Iíve moved home a couple of times but settled now Iím old and suffering
very much these days. Not riding very often because Iím in a great deal of pain.
Happy always to build, restore and offer advice, but not really a Rohloff enthusiast!
All the best,
John