Anthony’s Aussie Skatebike Restoration Complete

Anthony from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia contacted me in Feb 2020 about a skatebike he bought. Now just three months later he sent me details on the restoration. What a beautiful job. I especially love the labels for the Minson logo and Twisties slogan. Well done Anthony.

Finished Photos

In Anthony’s Words

Now that the Minson Skatebike is finished, there are a few companies I want to thank for their help and guidance.

I used the original truck and wheels, but replaced the bearings, bushes and pivot cup.

Frame work was painted the wrong colour and the stickers were not want I ordered, but in hindsight, it did come up better than I hoped, and I am happy with it.

All the chrome work on the crank came up a treat and is back to original condition. I do have the chain guard also, but I do think it looks better without it.

The guys at Lux BMX  know their stuff with supplying the drivetrain.

On my first ride on it, I was a little bit cautious, but once I went down to the local park, I started to get the hang of it once again.

Being classified as an old fart now, I can see the reasons why I enjoyed this so much as a teenager in the 80’s. I rode around the park for nearly an hour, and I was stuffed, pooped out.

It’s taken over 30 years to find another Skatebike and only a few short months to restore it back to its former glory.

There are still many more years of life left in it for me to enjoy it.

Anthony

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