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Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« on: April 13, 2020, 11:51:25 AM »
My Audax 853 restored. I tried and at last managed an upload ....
John
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 09:42:14 AM by leftpoole »

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 12:26:45 PM »
Lovely job!

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 03:54:44 PM »
Nice looking bike but it could be made very good looking by replacing some of the ubiquitous black with polished silver, then it would look less like every other bike from the last ten years.
 Just my opinion of course  ;)

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 04:34:36 PM »
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I tried and at last managed an upload but now I have two! Someone (Dan?) please remove one for me.
No, because learning is a good way to augment your photo-posting skillset, John.

Look for the MODIFY button near the top-right of your post. Click it. Now go to "Attachments and other options" below the text box. Look for "Attached" and uncheck the box for the photo you wish to remove. When finished, click the SAVE button. Done.

Best,

Dan.

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 05:02:09 PM »
Love the matching light and headset colours. Excellent build!
 

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 05:51:35 PM »
I wish I could get my bar tape as neat as that . . . .

 

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 09:43:11 AM »
Nice looking bike but it could be made very good looking by replacing some of the ubiquitous black with polished silver, then it would look less like every other bike from the last ten years.
 Just my opinion of course  ;)

I like opinions and always respond accordingly.
I like black mudguards and components if possible.
John

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2020, 04:40:44 PM »
Another top quality build again there John, love the little details and especially the metallic red and blue paint job. 

Just come back from a spin on my 853, it's such a good bike.

Regards,
Neil

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 10:18:16 AM »
I wish I could get my bar tape as neat as that . . . .

Lewis,
Like the mudguards Bar tape simply (?) takes effort and practice!
Glad you offered the compliment.
John

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 10:19:52 AM »
Nice looking bike but it could be made very good looking by replacing some of the ubiquitous black with polished silver, then it would look less like every other bike from the last ten years.
 Just my opinion of course  ;)

Actually, when this bicycle was new, Thorn fitted Black mudguards with silver components!
John

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 10:20:52 AM »
Another top quality build again there John, love the little details and especially the metallic red and blue paint job. 

Just come back from a spin on my 853, it's such a good bike.

Regards,
Neil

Neil,
Thank you! I agree regarding 853.
John

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 01:23:14 PM »
Nice looking bike but it could be made very good looking by replacing some of the ubiquitous black with polished silver, then it would look less like every other bike from the last ten years.
 Just my opinion of course  ;)

Actually, when this bicycle was new, Thorn fitted Black mudguards with silver components!
John
Yes that's a good combination, I have that on one bike, all black on another bike and all silver on another.  Doesn't matter of course as long as the rider is happy with it.  My personal dislike is when the seatpost, bars and stem don't all match, or when someone has tried to colour co-ordinate but the colours are all slightly different.  But none of it is my business, I only commented on your thread to show there was an alternative view to comments you'd posted elsewhere  ;)

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2020, 09:37:34 PM »
I especially like the gold chain, very stylish.

I will almost be a shame to have to oil it.

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Re: Thorn (of course) Audax 853
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 11:35:57 AM »
I especially like the gold chain, very stylish.

I will almost be a shame to have to oil it.

Oil is clear. Outer plates do not need oiling, just the actual rollers.
It is dirt/dust which gets picked up which spoils the looks of any chain. Simply wipe after each ride.
I am such a fussy person!
Thank you for the great comment.
John