Author Topic: Kevin Sayles 2nd hand Thorn EXP Project  (Read 4962 times)

jeweller220

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Re: Kevin Sayles 2nd hand Thorn EXP Project
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2021, 07:30:58 AM »
Ah, the penny's dropped! We're talking about 3 different types of fork not two!

ourclarioncall

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Re: Kevin Sayles 2nd hand Thorn EXP Project
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2022, 10:58:27 PM »
All going well I will be getting one of these expís and considering getting it powder coated and upgrading some or all of the components

Wondering where to get the frame repainted? Iím hearing/reading itís better to get someone that specialises in painting bike frames

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Re: Kevin Sayles 2nd hand Thorn EXP Project
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2022, 11:38:13 AM »
All going well I will be getting one of these expís and considering getting it powder coated and upgrading some or all of the components
My advice would be to get a lot of miles on it before spending any money you don't have to.
Investing in a bike as a long term project is often a good idea, the opposite is true if you decide it isn't the one.
It's an easy trap to fall into - I have two bikes that I don't really need and don't often ride, though they're both superb bikes, if I were to sell them it would be at a considerable loss compared to their value before I spent the money.

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Re: Kevin Sayles 2nd hand Thorn EXP Project
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2022, 12:08:08 PM »
All going well I will be getting one of these expís and considering getting it powder coated and upgrading some or all of the components
My advice would be to get a lot of miles on it before spending any money you don't have to.
Investing in a bike as a long term project is often a good idea, the opposite is true if you decide it isn't the one.
It's an easy trap to fall into - I have two bikes that I don't really need and don't often ride, though they're both superb bikes, if I were to sell them it would be at a considerable loss compared to their value before I spent the money.

That makes sense yeah.

I thought the same things, maybe just ride it for a while first and see how it feels.

I might even like the drop bars , who knows!

One thin hmmm Iíd like to deal with straight away is rust . Apparently all the tubes and stays are sealed or something (with the exception of the seat tube) so they will never rust from the inside .

But the top tube has a hole ? Drain plug thingy under the bottom bracket ) to let out any condensation/moisture

The owner of the bike showed me some video and pointed out areas of rust . There seemed to be some superficial rust down into the seat tube . The seat post was well oiled tho. I donít know how I would deal with that 🤔


A new paint job would be nice too. I had a look on Argos racing cycles (£200+) and another couple of places . There was one you had mentioned sending your bike to get powder coated . I found them but as you mentioned they didnít have much of a web presence . I hear you can get powder coated for less than £100 from some places ?
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