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Community => Thorn General => Topic started by: Swislon on September 10, 2017, 05:29:07 PM

Title: I need a therapist!
Post by: Swislon on September 10, 2017, 05:29:07 PM
My wife, Neeta and I visited Thorn in Bridgwater this week.
As we waited for the magician that is Dave to replace her RST sprocket to the new splined one we naturally borrowed some bikes and went for a ride.
Neeta rode a Raven and I rode a flat barred Mercury with tubeless tyres (30mm Schwalbe S One).
We went up into the nearby Quantocks for a 17 mile jaunt which included a 1 in 5 (20%) hillock.

Wow did I like the Mercury and the tyres were a revelation.
I had fallen out of love with the Rohloff (RST sold a few years ago) but here I am again pondering another!
What is wrong with me?

Steve
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: julk on September 10, 2017, 09:52:36 PM
Steve,
what you are suffering from is called retail therapy.
A good spend can relieve your suffering.
Why not a new Thorn?
Julian.

Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: jags on September 10, 2017, 10:18:33 PM
big mistake taking a new bike out for a spin.
 ;)


jags.
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: geocycle on September 11, 2017, 01:42:19 PM
A dose of mercury is the only known cure for fun in the Quantocks!
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: RST Scout on September 11, 2017, 05:56:21 PM
I'd say there is nothing wrong with you at all..................except that you didn't buy it there and then ;)

Janet
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: Swislon on October 02, 2017, 05:04:31 PM
Oh lordy I do need a therapist.
I've just put my order in!
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: JimK on October 02, 2017, 05:23:37 PM
you're in for a lot of fun riding! Congratulations!
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: High Moors Drifter on October 02, 2017, 07:17:27 PM
You wonít regret it, Iíve had my Mercury for a couple of years now, best bike ever.

Id.
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: jags on October 02, 2017, 08:15:20 PM
Wonder did Swislon actually get it what's it like  how does it feel what gear has he on it left here wondering .photos would be great .

anto.
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: Swislon on October 03, 2017, 08:47:42 AM
Now Anto I've only just put the order in yesterday!
It should be here later this month and then I'll post photos if anyone interested.
Just going to lie down and give myself a good talking to.
I must not test ride anymore bikes. I must not test ride any more bikes etc

Steve
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: StuntPilot on October 03, 2017, 11:14:34 AM
Well it looks like your therapist has been very successful - you are now cured!
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: PH on October 10, 2017, 11:07:21 AM
So what did you go for?
I'm also expecting to have a Mercury on the road by the end of the month, it'll be the third frame for the same Rohloff, though even the hub is a bit triggers broom with only the internals original.
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: RST Scout on October 12, 2017, 06:10:14 PM
Oh lordy I do need a therapist.
I've just put my order in!

Well done  :)
Title: Re: I need a therapist!
Post by: jags on October 12, 2017, 06:57:23 PM
Ah good stuff cant beat the feel of a new bike.Iwas looking at bianchi new ebike what a beautiful machine if I had the dosh it would certainly be mine.anyway Steve best of luck wi t h the new baby dont forget the photo's.