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brummie

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Thorn XTC Classic
« on: February 06, 2020, 06:32:46 PM »
New build project. Painted by Bob Jackson..bravely chose pink !
 

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 10:29:18 PM »
Lovin' on the color, Brummie. It matches future plans for my Fixie respray.

That is still my favorite Thorn lettering style.  :)

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Dan.
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brummie

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 08:27:19 PM »
Lovin' on the color, Brummie. It matches future plans for my Fixie respray.

That is still my favorite Thorn lettering style.  :)

Best,

Dan.

Thanks Dan !  - Collected today in person from Mr Kevin Sayles, who kindly brazed his signature 'S' within the heart on the seat tube.
 

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 09:20:58 PM »
Yeah, Brummie!

In my view, it couldn't be better!

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 11:00:47 PM »
awesome I'm envious 8)
if only you'd had those stainless braze on's fitted to bottom of the head tube to prevent cable rub that woodrup use on their frames, such a good idea

is Kevin at Bob's now? last i heard he was at Woodrup (don't have social media so don't keep up to date with the news)

it deserves one of those humpert aheadsets with the built in steering stops, save the handlebars damaging the paint/top tube


love my xTc though it's stripped awaiting a respray at mo

rude I know but was the paint job and braze on done at mates rates? irc you used to work with Mr Sayles?

atb Bill

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 11:20:58 PM »
New build project. Painted by Bob Jackson..bravely chose pink !

Fabulous!
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John

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 12:40:13 PM »
Great to see another XTC getting the tlc it deserves!  Wish I hadn't painted over the head tube badge on mine :< What kit do you plan to buid it up with?

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 02:09:55 PM »
Great to see another XTC getting the tlc it deserves!  Wish I hadn't painted over the head tube badge on mine :< What kit do you plan to buid it up with?

You can polish with very fine Emery paper to remove the paint from the headbadge.
John

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 06:46:49 PM »
It's not pink! It's in-yer-face night-glow Fuchsia!

You can tell I love it. The XTC is altogether a beautifully proportioned bicycle.

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 10:53:14 PM »
Great to see another XTC getting the tlc it deserves!  Wish I hadn't painted over the head tube badge on mine :< What kit do you plan to buid it up with?

You can polish with very fine Emery paper to remove the paint from the headbadge.
John

wet and dry then use a dremmel for the polishing,well that's what i did


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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 01:24:27 PM »
Hello,
Perfect job. I get frames refinished by Argos in Bristol. They sometimes mask off headbadge at extra cost
or I let them rub off after painting. It looks the same either way.
The colour of the opening posters frame is fabulous.
John

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 09:40:20 PM »
Hello,
Perfect job. I get frames refinished by Argos in Bristol. They sometimes mask off headbadge at extra cost
or I let them rub off after painting. It looks the same either way.
The colour of the opening posters frame is fabulous.
John

Thanks John. Bob Jackson pink pearl paint finish. Hope to get built up in the coming weeks.
 

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 09:59:43 AM »
Finally got round to assembling and a short test ride !
 

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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2020, 01:44:19 PM »
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Re: Thorn XTC Classic
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2020, 03:01:23 PM »
Looks great, bike and scenery, though now I've got a crick in my neck from looking at it ;)