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Title: Julio's Nomad
Post by: julio on May 05, 2016, 09:33:51 PM
Hi everyone,

I bought my Nomad in England and bring at home in France.

Frame size 565L

Wheels was Ryde Grizzly but replaced by Ryde Andra 40 rims

Transmission  17 x 36

Brakes Shimano XT

The Nomad is in superb condition (around 2000 miles)

A big "thank you" to Dan of course! for his help, but too JimK and all who took the time to replying me.

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100710.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/70)
Title: Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
Post by: in4 on May 05, 2016, 10:09:39 PM
Elle est tres chic!

Congratulations, I'm sure a wonderful summer of riding awaits!
Title: Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
Post by: geocycle on May 05, 2016, 10:19:21 PM
Felicitations!
Title: Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on May 05, 2016, 11:20:12 PM
Hi Julien!

I am so very pleased and happy to see this delightful end to your very long search. The bicycle is everything I know you hped it would be, and look absolutely showroom-fresh.

What a wonderful outcome, and all congratulations; it is a truly beautiful bike, well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Now, I'm eagerly looking forward to photos of it in use on your planned travels, camping and being enjoyed as you have long hoped.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
Post by: JimK on May 06, 2016, 01:41:10 AM
Beautiful! Yes please do tell us about your rides! What I love about my Nomad is that it is so reliable and versatile so I know I can go anywhere and the bike will get me home. So that helps me feel encouraged and supported to go out and explore and see where the road and/or trail will take me!
Title: Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
Post by: Andre Jute on May 06, 2016, 10:23:53 AM
That yellow is definitely worth waiting for.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on June 27, 2016, 11:03:16 AM
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1110013.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/75)

Adding some items as

Two  "bbb"bottle cages XL size
a Thorn bracket bar mk2
a Surly 8 pack rack
Two Alpkit bags frame
a set of stainless steal bolts and nuts chainring
and an Axiom mirror !

 
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Danneaux on June 27, 2016, 12:58:33 PM
It all looks wonderful, Julien!

I can see your "vision" coming together, and it looks very good indeed.

Well done, looking forward to more.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on June 29, 2016, 11:33:33 PM
The Nomad seems more confortable loaded than without weight

I think later i'll add more than this test..
So i'm worried about my Grizzly rims, maybe replace it for more resistant will be more reasonable and i could to leave with peace of mind..
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Danneaux on June 30, 2016, 01:16:40 AM
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I did a test loaded ! and my first feelings ... the Nomad is more confortable to drive loaded than no load.
In my experience, very much so! If I always rode mine heavily laden, I don't think I would have added the Thudbuster LT suspension seatpost. However, it has been a wonderful help for riding the bike unladen on terribly rough roads, so now i have the best of both worlds for my needs.  :)

Quote
i found that kilograms add very easy and quicky...
Yes, indeed!

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...and i imagine to loaded more than this test, later on the road.
So i'm worried for later about my Grizzly rims, maybe replace it will be more reasonable.
<nods> If you find yourself consistently carrying heavy loads -- especially on rough roads -- then Andras would be a better choice than the Grizzlys. The Andras really do seem to be bulletproof.

As a point of reference, my gear is actually of reasonable weight. What really makes a difference is the extra water and food I must carry to be self-supporting for an extended period of time where outside resupply is not available. Depending on where you plan to travel, the same might be true for you, Julien.

The bike is looking very very nice "fully dressed".

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on July 02, 2016, 12:37:35 PM
About the "Surly 8 Pack" rack, i'm satisfied of his manufacture.

Around 650 gr of steel, it can carry almost 14 kg. All fastening system is stainless steel !

It seems "fat" and strong ! (the same width than the Thorn front rack) so they are meant to be together   :)

It is sold only for the Surly fork, but i adapted for our Nomad fork without difficulty.. and it fit perfectly !

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100915.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/78)

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100916.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/79)

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100917.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/80)

Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: in4 on July 02, 2016, 02:25:06 PM
The Nomad is looking fabulous Julio; I guess you'll give it a name in due course too . I was suitably impressed by your re-engineering to accomodate your Surly rack over the low riders.
Sate my curiosity a little and share what kind of weight you anticipate carrying over your front wheel. Or is it a case of a having a greater bulk-carrying capacity? Perhaps for a tent and or sleeping bag?
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Danneaux on July 02, 2016, 05:15:38 PM
Beautiful job on the rack mount, Julien! Impressive and very nicely done.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on July 03, 2016, 01:53:55 PM
The Nomad is looking fabulous Julio; I guess you'll give it a name in due course too . I was suitably impressed by your re-engineering to accomodate your Surly rack over the low riders.
Sate my curiosity a little and share what kind of weight you anticipate carrying over your front wheel. Or is it a case of a having a greater bulk-carrying capacity? Perhaps for a tent and or sleeping bag?

Certainly my sleeping bag and some extra
The name of my Nomad is simply  "Camel", because him too can cross deserts, with its ability to carry a lot of water   ;)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: JimK on July 03, 2016, 08:18:12 PM
"Camel" is a great name!
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on November 11, 2016, 03:18:10 AM
Adding some options

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1110311.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/120)

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/photo011.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/121)

The Plug seems to work well, it starts to charge between 12.5 to 13 km/h

However, as you can see on the second picture, the led lights up even if there is nothing to recharge

My new Andra 40 laced with Sapim race spokes and a nice German dynohub

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1110313.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/123)

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1110312.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/122)


Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Danneaux on November 11, 2016, 04:43:03 AM
Julien,

The LED on The Plug will light up even if there is nothing plugged in...this is the "Ready Indicator" meaning sufficient current is present to charge something.

Similarly, if there is an overload condition -- where the demands are too high for The Plug to supply -- the LED will blink. This is also normal.

The Camel looks very, very nice indeed and even more handsome with the new additions.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 11, 2016, 11:04:19 AM
That's some machine  ;)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: alfie1952 on November 11, 2016, 05:33:22 PM
Julio,

That's one lovely bike and a cracking set up.

Alfie 8)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 11, 2016, 06:50:43 PM
julio what tent is that your using.looks like a great set up you have.

jags
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on November 12, 2016, 07:10:39 PM
Thanks to you !

Ok Dan  8)

Jags, my tent is a Tadpole from The North Face brand (2 places for around 2 kg) but i  tested its limits. My dream tent will be to have 2 openings, 2 absides as this one
http://europe.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/red-label-tents/allak/

Curiously what makes me dream is expensive ..    ::)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 12, 2016, 07:44:29 PM
Julio that's everyone's dream to own such an expensive tent.
i had the hilly akto just could not get on with it,i like loads of room the akto was like sleeping in a coffin i'll be in one of those long enough. ;)
the nallo gt2 is a crackin tent but also way to expensive.

jags.
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Neil Jones on November 12, 2016, 09:33:26 PM
I love my Akto, although I've only used it on my walking tours. Maybe if I was on a cycle tour I would like a slightly bigger tent. Hilleberg stuff is class though.

Neil
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 12, 2016, 10:04:52 PM
Just could not hack it Neil if i had seen it pitched before i parted will my money i would never had bought it  just to small for me.nothing wrong with the tent just me  ::)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: John Saxby on November 13, 2016, 12:28:58 AM
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My dream tent will be to have 2 openings, 2 absides as this one

Julio,  this is what I use:  https://www.tarptent.com/momentdw.html (https://www.tarptent.com/momentdw.html)  Mine is the one-person version, but they do offer a double.

Below is a photo to show what it looks like in the field.

It's a brilliant 3-season tent.  I haven't written my Tech Appendix yet for my tour of the western mountains, but this tent is spacious, well-ventilated, very light, and keeps my dry.  Costs about USD 300.

Cheers,  John
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 13, 2016, 01:19:22 AM
classsssssssssss  8) 8).
i was looking at one of those tarp tents john very clever design great looking tent.
god if only me lottery numbers came up. :'(


anto.

this is the one i'd buy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b6MwfNowyo&t=11s

Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: John Saxby on November 13, 2016, 02:26:22 AM
Good choice, Anto.  I looked at the Scarp, and decided that a 3-season tent would work for me.  I did get an additional "crossing pole" for the Moment. It goes head to foot, and converts the tent to free-standing. (It also adds a bit more strength & stability if you should have to deal with snow.)

I found the crossing pole valuable on my western trip, because a lot of time, I pitched the tent on ground that was baked hard and/or gravelly, and it was difficult to drive in a peg & have it hold well. (The Moment requires only two pegs, one at the head & one at the foot.)  Usually not such an issue if I'm camping in Ontario -- there's a bit more topsoil here.

The extra pole adds about 6 oz.  I got the cheaper alu one -- the carbon is lighter, but costs more. I've used it in the attached photo, though it's hard to see because you're not looking across the pole--it's in line with the long axis of the tent.  (Also, the resolution in the photo is crappy -- I had to reduce it to post it.) I rigged the tarp because 20 minutes earlier it had been raining hard, and I wanted a dry spot to eat supper & breakfast.  Of course, the moment I rigged it, the rain stopped for good and the sun came out. Mountain weather.

[Converted attached photo file format to .jpg from .psd so it would display properly in all browsers. -- Dan.]
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: jags on November 13, 2016, 11:52:46 AM
great set up John . ;)
i have 2 tents one i like but it's heavy mountain hardware gt2  loads room if i remember correctly been that long since i used it last  ::)
the other is a cheap trick, Nature hike cloud up2,  the poles are micky mouse the flysheet   looks to be from a different tent just doesn't fit as it should,  the fly also tips the inner not good for condensation issues i reckon but u get what u pay for .it's the kinda ten that could easily get a drop kick over the nearest hedge if it didn't work out on a rainy night.

anto
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on November 13, 2016, 03:32:35 PM
Interesting tent John, perfect for walking it is really light , although it doesn't seems completely free standing and for me it's eliminatory   ;)
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: StuntPilot on November 13, 2016, 05:22:47 PM
Yes, the Tarp Tents are well made, light and strong. Though I use a MSR Hubba Hubba when cycle touring, I have the Tarptent Double Rainbow for hill/long distance walking.

I would call it a 3 ½ season tent as some of the weather I have been in has been pretty windy and wet and it stood up well to the elements. Two doors, and free standing Julio using walking poles! If cycling, just use some sticks.

http://www.tarptent.com/double-rainbow.html

Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: Bippers on November 21, 2016, 10:00:26 PM
Love that Surly front rack.....I want one.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on January 10, 2017, 03:34:09 PM
In the meantime, i added a Edelux headlight with his terrific beam   

(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/07/93/69/th/img_2026.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/232)
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on January 10, 2017, 03:55:07 PM
I am glad to tell you that my Camel is resulted !  :) 

(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2011.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/245)



Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: John Saxby on January 10, 2017, 04:48:40 PM
Great bike, Julio -- ready to go anywhere, do anything!
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: jags on January 10, 2017, 05:00:08 PM
class 8)
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on January 10, 2017, 05:19:17 PM
Looks absolutely wonderful, Julien -- top marks!

Please, can you favor us with some photos showing the bottle mount behind the seat tube? I'm sure interested in your mount.

Thanks for the updates; your Camel is the very picture of Adventure!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: bobs on January 10, 2017, 05:38:07 PM
Great looking bike.

Bob
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: David Simpson on January 10, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
Great looking bike! Congratulations on all your work.

I really like that frame bag behind the seat tube. I seem to remember that you had it made especially for you.

When I look at where your Edelux headlight is mounted, it seems that you might get water spray from the front of the mudguard going onto the back of the light. I hope that the light is mounted sufficiently to the side so that does not happen.

- DaveS
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on January 12, 2017, 01:22:37 PM
Yes it's called "custom bag"

First you need to make a pattern

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1100810.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/156)
(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1100811.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/157)

Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on January 12, 2017, 01:33:42 PM
Hi Dan ,

As you can see it is a simple assembly, with aluminium of 3mm thick

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1110433.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/158)
(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/07/93/69/th/p1110510.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/159)

It is enough rigid to support 0.5 liter of fuel or water ..
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on January 12, 2017, 04:19:47 PM
Thank you, Julien!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Bippers on January 16, 2017, 09:41:00 PM
I love the Surley front rack.....tempted
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: ají on January 17, 2017, 03:37:46 AM
About the "Surly 8 Pack" rack, i'm satisfied of his manufacture.

Around 650 gr of steel, it can carry almost 14 kg. All fastening system is stainless steel !

It seems "fat" and strong ! (the same width than the Thorn front rack) so they are meant to be together   :)

It is sold only for the Surly fork, but i adapted for our Nomad fork without difficulty.. and it fit perfectly !

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100915.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/78)

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100916.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/79)

(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/19/07/93/69/th/p1100917.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/19079369/80)

yeah looks great Julio, that surly rack complements the thorn carrier. is the steering twitchy fully loaded up at the front?
i see surly also have a 24 pack rack! 
Title: Re: CAMEL MK2
Post by: julio on January 17, 2017, 11:36:54 AM
yeah looks great Julio, that surly rack complements the thorn carrier. is the steering twitchy fully loaded up at the front?
i see surly also have a 24 pack rack!

I really don't know, i haven't tried, i'm just planning to carry my sleeping bag ..
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on January 22, 2017, 07:08:12 PM
I've adjusted my clickstand on the seat tube ! it's looking compact here   :)

(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/07/93/69/th/img_2011.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/210)
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on January 22, 2017, 07:35:19 PM
Very nice job as usual, Julien!  :)

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on March 08, 2018, 06:28:06 PM
First real test today full loaded, i mean with all my stuff to go everywhere and all seasons.

So 28.5 kg of gear 

It was a real pleasure to prepare, to equip Camel    :)   now i hope to enjoy riding with it, that's the purpose after all !

(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/07/93/69/th/p1110711.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/223)

Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on March 08, 2018, 07:57:27 PM
Looks good, Julien!

..."Everywhere and all seasons"?!? If so, you cargo weight might actually be low.

I'd be real interested to see a list of your carried items.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: in4 on March 08, 2018, 08:10:25 PM
Great photos, thanks for sharing. I was vascillating between the traditional pannier-based set up and the increasingly popular backpacking options. I noted you've chosen some Alpkit gear; I was taking a close look at some in their UK store and factory shop recently. They appear to be well designed and made.
 
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: John Saxby on March 11, 2018, 06:56:10 AM
Your Nomad looks right at home, there, Julien -- nice set-up!  Look forward to hearing your plans for your big journey.
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: julio on March 23, 2018, 10:31:46 AM
Looks good, Julien!

..."Everywhere and all seasons"?!? If so, you cargo weight might actually be low.

I'd be real interested to see a list of your carried items.

Best,

Dan.

Not extreme climate sure   ;)

My list is in french Dan.. also I readjust a little my list right now, but i can send it you by pm if you want later 
Title: Re: Camel Mk2
Post by: Danneaux on March 23, 2018, 03:59:24 PM
Quote
My list is in french Dan.. also I readjust a little my list right now, but i can send it you by pm if you want later
Sure! I'd love to see it, Julien!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on April 22, 2018, 11:28:04 PM
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1130710.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/236)

Basilique Saint Anne d'Auray (France)
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: Danneaux on April 23, 2018, 05:27:03 AM
My, Julien, your "Camel" sure looks good on-tour!

Best wishes  for safe and happy travels,

Dan.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: John Saxby on April 24, 2018, 12:01:55 AM
Prêt pour tout, Julien!

Very purposeful rig, and the colours are nicely balanced.

Bon voyage,

John
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on June 23, 2018, 01:14:53 PM
Carrickfinn Beach in  Irlande
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1130010.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/237)

Wales
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1130311.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/284)

After having riding the Wild Atlantic Way (Irlande) from Cork to Belfast, enjoyed the lovely Wales, and to battle the crazy ascents of South West England, i could test my Camel and draw conclusions, i'm happy with this bike and i love it  :)
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: mickeg on June 23, 2018, 05:50:41 PM
I like to put my spare folding tire in a zip lock bag to keep dirt off of it.  If you get a tiny bit of sand inside a tire, it will eventually wear a hole in your inner tube.  And because a tire is pretty dense, it usually is in the bottom of a rear pannier.

I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?  That is one of several reasons that I really wish Thorn put the canti posts on the front of the fork like everybody else does, on my Sherpa and some other bikes I have a small platform on those canti posts on the front of the fork.

It is not often that I see a bike more loaded down than my Nomad was on my first day in Iceland, but this one looks like it is.  You have teh right bike for that kind of load.

I do not see a pump on your bike.  If you packed it away to avoid theft, that is understandable, I have done that on some trips.  But I usually keep my pump on my frame.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: David Simpson on June 23, 2018, 06:46:04 PM
I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?

George,

Julio has a separate thread for his Nomad, and has posted some photos of his front rack. I think these are the photos that you are looking for.
    http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11810.msg86558#msg86558

- DaveS
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: mickeg on June 24, 2018, 02:38:14 AM
I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?

George,

Julio has a separate thread for his Nomad, and has posted some photos of his front rack. I think these are the photos that you are looking for.
    http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11810.msg86558#msg86558

- DaveS

Thanks.  That was posted while I was in the middle of my Iceland trip so I was not watching forum postings at that time.

Interesting rack. 


Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on November 20, 2018, 03:57:47 PM
Country side in Spain
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2032.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/280)

Rif moutains from Morocco
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1130810.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/250)

(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1140510.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/283)

Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: John Saxby on November 20, 2018, 07:38:36 PM
Great stuff, Julio!  But...no snow!  ;)
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on November 20, 2018, 07:59:26 PM
Snow will be maybe there in few days, in the High Atlas  ;) inch'Allah !
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: John Saxby on November 21, 2018, 01:00:29 AM
Nice to look at on the high peaks! 

Take care & keep warm,  John
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on February 16, 2019, 11:59:36 PM
I continue my transafrica,

Adrar (Mauritania)
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1150210.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/257)

Guinea Bissau
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1150711.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/282)

Fouta Djalon (Guinea)
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1150811.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/259)
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: Danneaux on February 17, 2019, 02:25:38 AM
I'm delighted to see you using your Nomad (Camel) as intended, Julien. It continues to look fantastic and fit for many more adventures.

Safe and happy travels,

Dan.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: geocycle on February 17, 2019, 11:16:09 AM
Wow! Fantastic Julio. Definitely some for the Thorn marketing literature.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: John Saxby on February 17, 2019, 04:27:05 PM
Wow!!  Brilliant stuff, Julien.

That photo from Mauritania makes me think of St.-Exupéry's stories in Wind, Sand and Stars.

Safe journeys, take care of your Camel, and enjoy!

John
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: julio on April 23, 2019, 12:54:00 PM
Sierra Leone
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1160210.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/261)
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1160211.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/262)

Liberia
(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/p1160310.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/281)

Impressive of robustness ... 
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: Andre Jute on April 23, 2019, 07:11:08 PM
Super photographs -- John and I know the red dirt of Africa well.
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: John Saxby on April 23, 2019, 11:02:48 PM
Great stuff, Julio.  Your Nomad has a purposeful look about it, unfussed by distances and dust.

Safe journeys,  John
Title: Re: My Camel on the road
Post by: in4 on April 24, 2019, 11:33:12 AM
...and I like how and where you have a fuel bottle mounted. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: julio on October 13, 2019, 08:22:21 PM
My new cockpit   

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2022.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/269)

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2023.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/270)

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2024.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/272)

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2026.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/274)

I replaced a flat handlebar by a comfort ( thanks at Julk who gave me his handlebar  ;)), GP5 Ergon grip by a GP1, and replaced a Rohloff shifter grip after around 20000 kms. 
 
I cuted 45 mm of my steerer, add a Quad lock system for sometimes use maps.me on my Huawei
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: in4 on October 13, 2019, 09:22:26 PM
Interesting, Julio. Why did you change your cockpit? Did you need a slightly different riding position?
Thanks
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: julio on October 13, 2019, 09:39:38 PM
Not really, even with the flat handlebar i felt comfortable, no pain but just sometimes (i don't know why..) a numbness on my left hand.
I wanted just a slightly more relaxed position, cut my high steerer, and get only one and perfect position.
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: in4 on October 14, 2019, 12:55:52 AM
I'm not a Dr so I'll confine my thoughts to bike matters. :D
I too am fine tuning my Nomad cockpit and am considering changing my Kalloy  AS-021 UNO  1 1/8"  Ahead  Stem  +17 Deg  -  31.8mm  Clamp -  Black  -  90  mm for something slightly shorter. I flipped mine to achieve a more comfortable height but would also like to bring my bars, with Ergon gp5s  a little closer to me. 20mm will probably do it. All good fun and I might take a closer look at the comfort bar geometry whilst I'm at it.
Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: julk on October 14, 2019, 09:52:56 AM
Julio,
Looks very good, comfy and functional.
I have a similar cockpit setup on my Thorn.
Julian
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: julio on October 18, 2019, 09:31:58 PM
I remember in Atlas Morocco, i needed to stop my day ride because my hands were totally wet and frozen.. i hope to have found the solution   :D

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2027.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/275)

(https://i.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/img_2028.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/276)

Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: John Saxby on January 14, 2020, 03:59:03 PM
Sorry to be a little late in replying, Julio--

Just yesterday I was in my local outdoor shop, having my more-or-less annual conversation with a guy about Keeping Hands Warm and Dry on de bike, and he was showing me what the local fat-bike riders have settled on:  All variants on your solution. So, you seem to have nailed it -- well done!

"Pogies", I think they're called in these parts -- adaptations of kayakers' tools.

(They don't quite work for me, as I use drop bars on my Raven, and although there are drop-bar versions, they're for derailleur bikes, and my Rohloff shifter sits on my Thorn T-bar below my handlebars. Then again, I take my bikes off the road betw early December and late March, or until the ice is off the roads.)

Safe journeys,  John
Title: Re: Nomad on the road
Post by: julio on January 17, 2020, 12:22:02 AM
Hi John,

Yes i could test them, it was around O degree and that works well, just with summer gloves...
I think it is the essential option for riding all day long in cold weather.
Title: Re: Julio's Nomad
Post by: Pavel on April 14, 2020, 11:51:16 PM
I bought my Nomad in 2011 in black, thinking it to be the logical choice for stealth camping.  Now every time I suffer a look at a Nomad in that gorgeous Yellow color, I regret my choice. 

Can't wait for time travel to be refined a bit, so I can improve the color and look of my favorite bike.
Title: Re: Julio's Nomad
Post by: julio on April 15, 2020, 12:22:17 AM
And what about this green color ?

(https://i93.servimg.com/u/f93/19/07/93/69/th/39451110.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19079369/285)

from the Nomad MK1 .. i love it
Title: Re: Julio's Nomad
Post by: Pavel on April 15, 2020, 12:40:21 AM
I like that as well, but there is something so cheerful about yellow.  I received delivery of the Thorn Tandem a few weeks ago, in yellow, and every time I walk in there I repeat myself to my wife - Man, I love the color.  Green of course is a very close second for me, and a first choice now, if stealth is high on the list.
Title: Re: Julio's Nomad
Post by: Thierry on May 14, 2020, 08:25:07 AM
Salut Julio,
Je m'étais arrêté à la première page, et du coup les photos suivantes m'avaient échappé... (Grand mal m'en a pris)
Superbe évolution de ton Nomad au fil du temps.
Les manchons sur ton cintre, c'est de la récup sur un blouson moto ou ils se vendent tels quels ?
Thierry
Title: Re: Julio's Nomad
Post by: PH on May 14, 2020, 10:57:35 AM
A bike is for life - but the colour is only till you get bored with it or find some other excuse to change.
I wouldn't choose yellow, yet I know someone with an original derailleur Nomad in that Tonka yellow and when it needed repainting they went for the same again...