Aussie Minson Skatebike Restoration – Anthony – Australia
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.
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.
- Extreme skates www.extremeskates.com.au
- Paint My Bike www.paintmybike.com.au
- Queensland Chrome Plating www.chromeplatingqld.com.au
- Lux BMX www.luxbmx.com
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.