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Title: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on July 30, 2013, 05:38:59 AM
Hi All!

It seems we all become curious about past Thorn models at one time or another, and it can sometimes be difficult to find the original archived brochures for research and reference.

Better, it seems, to have a "sticky" with links to the brochures for many models in one place -- here!

All are downloadable in .PDF format from the Internet Wayback Machine (Internet Web Archives) and are gleaned from past crawls by their spiders. I have included both the high- and low-resolution formats where available so users on slow connections or mobile devices can see them more quickly and at lower data-usage to save mobile bytes.

Please note: Though verified at the time of posting, links may go down from time to time. Either wait a bit and try again (may need to wait overnight) or PM me with the specific model and link if it is a persistent outage and I will try to supply an alternative link.

Please check back from time to time; I will try to update and fill the gaps to include at least one year of each model Thorn produced.

Enjoy!

All the best,

Dan.

DISCLAIMERS:
Please note the dates; these are *not* current brochures, offerings, or prices, and all brochures and links are for archival and historical information purposes only.
These brochures are not intended to replace Thorn's current brochures, available for download with latest descriptions and prices, here: http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/models.html

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ROHLOFF BIKES
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LIVING WITH A ROHLOFF SPEEDHUB
2005: http://web.archive.org/web/20050331184210/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornLivingWithARohloff.pdf

LIVING WTH A ROHLOFF HUB (publication by Andy Blance describing the Rohloff drivetrain's pros and cons in actual usage)
3Mar2007: http://web.archive.org/web/20070303104611/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornLivingWithARohloff.pdf

2005 INTERVIEW WITH ANDY BLANCE, re: Rohloff http://web.archive.org/web/20050331164646/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornRohloffInterview.pdf

INSTALLING ROHLOFF 500/14 (complete) Axle Ring Kit (for internal shifter)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060914110643/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/Rohloffaxleringassembly.pdf

ROHLOFF GEAR CABLES EXPLAINED (Nov2005, reprinted 10Sep2006) Internal vs External
http://web.archive.org/web/20060910054037/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/rohloffcables.html

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EXPEDITION ROHLOFF SINGLES (26" wheels)

eXXp (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172002/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/exxp.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172002/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172002/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172002/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpSpec.pdf

eXp R (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203607/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/expr.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203607/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203607/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203607/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpSpec.pdf

Rohloff eXp (2mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203831/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/rohloffexp.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203831/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203831/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203831/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRohloffeXpSpec.pdf

Raven Tour (18Nov2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/raventour.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTourBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTourBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTourSpec.pdf
Magazine reviews:
Cycling Plus Magazine C+186: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CP184RavenTourTest.pdf
Cycling Plus Magazine C+166, Bike of the year 2004: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CP166BikeOfTheYearAwards.pdf
Cycling Plus Magazine C+162: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CP162CycleShowReview.pdf
Cycling Plus Magazine C+155: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CP155RavenTourTestScreen.pdf
CTC Magazine Feb/Mar 2005: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113150/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CTCFebMar2005Review.pdf

FAST TOURING ROHLOFF SINGLES (26" wheels)

Mercury [NOTE:26" wheels] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172225/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/mercury.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172225/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornMercuryBroHiRes.pdf
(9Sep2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060912181551/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornMercuryBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172225/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornMercuryBroLoRes.pdf
(9Sep2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060912110721/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornMercuryBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172225/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornMercurySpec.pdf
(9Sep2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060912110721/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornMercuryBroLoRes.pdf

Raven Sport Tour (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171851/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravensporttour.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171851/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenSportTourBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171851/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenSportTourBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171851/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenSportTourSpec.pdf

CITY ROHLOFF SINGLE

Raven City Slicker 26" wheeled city commuter, ~2007, splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203707/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravencityslicker.html
Brochure, Hi-res: (currently down)
Brochure, Low-res (2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060913154937/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornRavenCitySlickerBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form (2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060912182017/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornRavenCitySlickerSpec.pdf
Thorn Cycling Forum discussion: http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=1090.0;wap2

ENDURO ROHLOFF SINGLE

Raven Enduro
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20050331180703/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornEnduroBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20050331170711/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornEnduroBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20051109132612/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornEnduroSpec.pdf
Magazine reviews:
Singletrack Magazine 23: http://web.archive.org/web/20060523050909/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/Singletrack23GrinderTest.pdf
Cycling Plus Magazine C+169: http://web.archive.org/web/20060523050909/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/CP169EnduroTest.pdf

MTB ROHLOFF SINGLE

Raven Catalyst (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203717/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravencatalyst.html
Brochure, Hi-res (20Jul2005): http://web.archive.org/web/20050331172232/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornCatalystBroHiRes.pdf
(2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060740/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornCatalystBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res (20Jul2005): http://web.archive.org/web/20050331170517/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornCatalystBroLoRes.pdf
(2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060740/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornCatalystBroHiRes.pdf
Spec/Order form (20Jul2005): http://web.archive.org/web/20050331163559/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornCatalystSpec.pdf
(2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060740/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornCatalystBroHiRes.pdf

Thorn Raven Sterling (Summer 2011), splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20110713075414/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravensterling.html
Brochure, Hi-res:
Brochure, Lo-Res: http://web.archive.org/web/20091007191718/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/Thorn_Sterling_lowres.pdf

TANDEM ROHLOFF

Raven Discovery [double marathon] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203656/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravendiscovery.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305193028/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305192825/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroLoRes.pdf
Magazine review: CYCLE, CTC Magazine Aug/Sep 2006: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203656/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CTCAugSept2006RavenTwinTest.pdf

Raven Adventure [direct lateral] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171831/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravenadventure.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305193028/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305192825/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroLoRes.pdf
Magazine Review: CYCLE, CTC Magazine Aug/Sep 2006: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305192952/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CTCAugSept2006RavenTwinTest.pdf

Raven Dynamic [kidback] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203626/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravendynamic.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305193028/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305192825/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornRavenTwinBroLoRes.pdf
Magazine review: http://web.archive.org/web/20070305192952/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CTCAugSept2006RavenTwinTest.pdf

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DERAILLEUR BIKES
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EXPEDITION DERAILLEUR SINGLE BIKES (26" wheels)

eXp (21Mar2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203928/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/exp.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060820/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThorneXpBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203928/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThorneXpBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20051109130900/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThorneXpSpec.pdf

Nomad (18May2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003633/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/nomad.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003633/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornNomadBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003633/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornNomadBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: unavailable

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FAST TOURING DERAILLEUR SINGLE BIKES (26" wheels)

xTc (21Nov2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003938/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/xtc.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060909/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornxTc853BroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20081122163416/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornxTc853BroLoRes.pdf
Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060913/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornxTc853Spec.pdf
(9Dec2004) BRochure, minimal: http://web.archive.org/web/20041209071419/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/26solobrochure2002/solop10.asp

Sherpa (21Nov2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203909/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/sherpa.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203909/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornSherpaBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203909/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornSherpaBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203909/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornSherpaSpec.pdf
Magazine Review: Cycling Plus Magazine C+194: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203909/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/reviews.html
Older brochure (2003): http://web.archive.org/web/20030809013646/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/sherpa/sherpa.htm

Sherpa Mk2 splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20110717150048/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/sherpa.html
Brochure, Hi-res (Summer 2011, Issue 16): http://web.archive.org/web/20111005125116/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornSherpaBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res (Summer 2011, Issue 16): http://web.archive.org/web/20110716154100/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornSherpaBroLoRes.pdf
Magazine review:
Cycling Plus Magazine C+194: http://web.archive.org/web/20110626050547/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/CP194SherpaReview.pdf
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TANDEM DERAILLEUR SINGLE BIKES

Discovery [double marathon] (18May2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518004045/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/discovery.html
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070306091446/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornDiscoveryAdventureBroHiRes.pdf

Adventure [direct lateral] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203841/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/adventure.html
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070306091446/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornDiscoveryAdventureBroHiRes.pdf

Explorer [entry-level adult & kidback] (21Nov2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20061121154444/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/models.html
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070818183142/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornExplorerBroHiRes.pdf

Voyager [budget leisure] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172215/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/voyager.html
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20070710041010/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornVoyagerBroHiRes.pdf


TRIPLET DERAILLEUR BIKE

Trident [3-person bicycle] (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302171901/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/trident.html
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Hi-res (2011): http://web.archive.org/web/20111005125148/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornTridentBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure/Spec/Order form, Low-res (2011): http://web.archive.org/web/20111005125205/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornTridentBroLoRes.pdf
(2006 Brochure/Spec/Order form): http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060920/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornTridentBroHiRes.pdf
Blue Peter film clip: http://web.archive.org/web/20070818182552/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/bluepeterthorntriplet.html

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DERAILLEUR-EQUIPPED 700C WHEEL SINGLES

TRADITIONAL TOURING DERAILLEUR SINGLE - (700C wheels)

Club Tour (19AUG2006), splach page: http://web.archive.org/web/20060819155309/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/clubtour.html
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20051109132750/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornClubTourBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20060819155140/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornClubTourBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form(2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060633/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornClubTourSpec.pdf
Older brochure (2003): http://web.archive.org/web/20030809010725/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/700solobrochure/clubtour.asp

FAST TOURING DERAILLEUR SINGLES - (700C wheels)

Cyclosportif (18NOV2006) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118023247/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/cyclosportif.html
...and...
http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172139/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/cyclosportif.html
Brochure: http://web.archive.org/web/20030719113745/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/700solobrochure/cyclo.asp
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20061118113255/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/thornpdf/ThornCyclosportifSpec.pdf

Audax 853 (21Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302172049/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/audax853.html
Brochure, Hi-Res (2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060911025035/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudax853BroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res (2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060716075937/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudax853BroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060647/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudax853Spec.pdf
Older brochure (10Aug2003): http://web.archive.org/web/20030810005913/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/700solobrochure/audax853.htm

Audax Classic (21Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203949/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/audaxclassic.html
Brochure, Hi-Res: http://web.archive.org/web/20060321060509/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudaxClassicBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20060912110909/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudaxClassicBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20060917022502/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornAudaxClassicSpec.pdf
Older brochure (10Aug2003): http://web.archive.org/web/20030809011011/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/700solobrochure/audaxclassic.htm

Brevet Conical (2Mar2007) splash page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070302203647/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/brevetconical.html
Brochure, Hi-Res (16Sep2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060916173421/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornBrevetConicalBroHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res (16Sep2006): http://web.archive.org/web/20060910054121/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornBrevetConicalBroLoRes.pdf
Spec/Order form: http://web.archive.org/web/20060916075044/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornwebsite/thornpdf/ThornBrevetConicalSpec.pdf
Photos: http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/enlargebrevetconical.html
....and... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THORN-BREVET-/150825772958

Brevet (2003)
Brochure: http://web.archive.org/web/20030810010815/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/700solobrochure/brevet.htm

Commutour (2008)
Brochure: http://web.archive.org/web/20030810005415/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/26solobrochure/commutour.htm
Owner pics:
http://www.cyclofiend.com/ssg/2007/ssg124-chris1207.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simon153/sets/72157633569279389/with/8777014553/
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Andybg on July 30, 2013, 06:22:05 AM
Fantastic resourse Dan. It always amazes me your dedication to the forum and the time you must spend helping others.

Lots of fun reading to be had.

Thanks

Andy
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on July 30, 2013, 08:32:47 AM
More (in this separate post to avoid bumping up against the single-post character limit)...

Best,

Dan.


ADVENTURE TOURING DERAILLEUR MTB (26" wheels)
Ripio (Jan2011)
Brochure, Hi-res: http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/thornripiobrohi-res.pdf

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SUS-REPLACEMENT RIGID FORK

Mt. Tura rigid fork  (2011)
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902150958/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornMtTuraForkHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902150920/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornMtTuraForkLoRes.pdf


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EARLY COMPREHENSIVE BROCHURES
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18Dec2001 26" wheel Solo models brochure: http://web.archive.org/web/20010627010644/http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobrochure/solobrochureweb.htm

2003 Tandem brochure: http://web.archive.org/web/20030816011315/http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/26tandembrochure/tandembrochurewebp2.htm

Summer 2011: Overview of Thorn Solo Bikes:
Brochure, Hi-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902150656/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornModelOverviewHiRes.pdf
Brochure, Low-res: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902150716/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornModelOverviewLoRes.pdf
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: NZPeterG on July 30, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Hi Dan

Thank's

Pete  8)



Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: bike_the_planet on July 31, 2013, 07:24:00 AM
Interesting.

I still have an electronic text only copy of the original brochure of the Thorn Expedition 700c wheel touring bike  (Reynolds 531) that Thorn offered for sale in the mid '90s. I still have a frame also.

I recall reading somewhere that these were their first  branded touring frames and I think made by Argos, although I'm sure someone at Thorn could give accurate info on this.

After these, Thorn went on to build the very first Thorn Nomad series. 26" wheel touring bikes with horizontal top tubes.

Cheers
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on August 01, 2013, 01:49:29 AM
Hi All!

Here are some useful articles from the archived FAQs and Downloads of the Thorn Cycling website in years go by. Keeping in mind the dates, the basic information is still relevant and useful in many ways.

Best,

Dan.

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Thorn-commissioned article by Russell Gasser, Dec2005, reprinted 18May2007:
"Careful riding could be a mistake The problem of slowing tandems on long downhills" [the problem of excessive heat buildup wrt tandem braking]: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003402/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/tandembraking.html

"Why we recommend 26" wheels for touring", by Andy Blance, designer of the Thorn range of bikes, Dec2005, reprinted 18May2007: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003852/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/why26inchwheels.html

[Addressing] "V brake squeal", by Andy Blance 12/07/2006, reprinted 18May2007: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518003606/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/brakesqueal.html

"Advice on air travel with bikes", by Andy Blance - 20/07/2006 , reprinted 18May2007: http://web.archive.org/web/20070518004131/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/airtravelwithbikes.html

"The most suitable Catalyst fork options for Adventure touring", by Andy Blance - October 2006, reprinted 20Aug2008: http://web.archive.org/web/20080820184540/http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/catalysttouringforkoptions.html
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: JimK on August 01, 2013, 02:31:44 AM
That article on downhill braking is really nice. I have taken to wearing a floppy long sleeve shirt lately and it is amazing how steep a hill I can managing with almost no braking. I didn't see that as a deliberate tactic but I think it works. Trick #1 on a long hill is just to sit up as much as possible, to increase frontal area. Trick #2 is to unzip outer layer a bit, to get one's upper garment to act a bit like a parachute. Ha! I still have this fantasy of panniers that have built-in drag brakes, outer panels that open up at the front to capture air and slow one down. Some kind of cable control along the top tube perhaps.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Peddrov on August 06, 2013, 03:26:40 PM
Wow. Fantastic work Dan!
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Peddrov on August 14, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
Does anyone have an alternative link or the PDF file for the xTc? It seems the archive files are corrupted somehow, or this is what my browser and PDF readers tell me. Thanks.

Sorry, it did work now. Not sure what was wrong earlier.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on August 14, 2013, 03:43:41 PM
Hi Philipp,

Thanks for the heads-up. This happens sometimes when I view the archived files as well. There is a tremendous amount of information stored there, and I will occasionally get a message saying the server hosting the file I want to view is down (for maintenance, I presume). It was a real challenge to assemble this brochure archive 'cos there were so many hiccups in accessing the data. I think this is the most reliable assemblage over the years Thorn's site has been crawled.

Hoping it stays up and intact for ready access going forward. If a file seems inaccessible, it usually helps to try accessing it again later; sometimes even waiting overnight helps.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: janeh on August 14, 2013, 08:11:30 PM
Brilliant work putting all those files up.

I can't open the Sherpa or xtc pdf. The xtc really was lovely. They should bring it back!
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Vintagetourer on April 18, 2014, 09:28:41 AM
Many thanks for doing this Dan.

I was about to post a question about the history of the Thorn Audax as I was wondering why the frame I just bought was a Mark III, and right on cue you posted all of these links. I can now answer my own question!

That's lot of work you have done.

Much appreciated.

Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on April 18, 2014, 03:37:20 PM
Thanks, VT; so glad they're proving helpful to you!

Wonderful news about your new Audax Mk3; all congratulations your way.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: tt2cycletours on October 27, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
Hi,  alas I can't get any of these pdf files to open either in my browser or as a download (states they are 0kb file size). 

Possibly a comparability issue with uptodate reader???

If anyone can help be much appreciated; wanted to look at Thorn Raven Sport info.

Thanks, Tim
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on October 27, 2014, 04:41:08 PM
Hi Tim!

The archive -- or sections of it -- goes down from time to time. Suggest you try again in a few hours or after a couple days have passed.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: macspud on October 27, 2014, 07:43:30 PM
Hi,  alas I can't get any of these pdf files to open either in my browser or as a download (states they are 0kb file size). 

Possibly a comparability issue with uptodate reader???

If anyone can help be much appreciated; wanted to look at Thorn Raven Sport info.

Thanks, Tim

Hi Tim

I have emailed you a copy of the brochure pdf file, hopefully it will work.

Cheers
Iain
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: MartinC on August 17, 2015, 10:53:46 AM
Hi,  alas I can't get any of these pdf files to open either in my browser or as a download (states they are 0kb file size). 

Possibly a comparability issue with uptodate reader???

If anyone can help be much appreciated; wanted to look at Thorn Raven Sport info.

Thanks, Tim

Hi, I'm looking for an RST brochure too, any chance you could post one for me please?

Hi Tim

I have emailed you a copy of the brochure pdf file, hopefully it will work.

Cheers
Iain
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Bill C on October 14, 2016, 09:44:11 PM
2001 and swb xTc

1st time i have seen these so i'll post a link so there findable again,
the old webpage http://web.archive.org/web/20010712020406/http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobrochure/solobrochurewebp12.htm (http://web.archive.org/web/20010712020406/http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobrochure/solobrochurewebp12.htm)
and the size matrix http://web.archive.org/web/20010712021014/http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobrochure/solobrochurewebp16.htm (http://web.archive.org/web/20010712021014/http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobrochure/solobrochurewebp16.htm)
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on December 31, 2016, 09:28:43 PM
Alternative server for RAVEN SPORT TOUR as of 31Dec2016: http://web.archive.org/web/20091229040217/http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornRavenSportTourBroHiRes.pdf

I would have added this edit to the initial entry, but the software limits post size and that is at the limit.

The Internet Wayback Machine's servers sometimes go down for extended periods. If you can't find a given brochure at the links I listed, check to see if you can download one from another snapshot date, as different snapshots are stored in different servers. When you find the reference you want, it is best to download the PDF to your desktop, as there's no telling when a given server will go offline and the reference can be unreachable for some time.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: lewis noble on January 01, 2017, 01:47:26 AM
Thanks for this Dan, and for all the Forum work you have done in the background in 2016. You have guided a lot of people to the info they were looking for, as well as helping with often complex technical cycle issues.

Best wishes for 2017 to you, and to all members.

Lewis - Sheffield U K

Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on January 01, 2017, 02:31:32 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words, Lewis; they mean a great deal.  :)

Best wishes  to you and all on the Forum for a happy, healthy, and enjoyable 2017.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: loh on February 03, 2017, 09:27:45 PM
Thanks for collating all of this information, it's been a really useful resource.

Perhaps I've missed it, but has anyone posted a time series showing the different frames that Thorn have produced along with their approximate lifespans. I was also wondering if anyone had any information on the frame numbering schemes used on the bottom brackets and how this has changed (e.g. can this easily be used to date frame).

Cheers.
Title: Re: Thorn Model Brochure *Historical Archive*
Post by: Danneaux on February 04, 2017, 05:32:58 AM
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Thanks for collating all of this information, it's been a really useful resource.
You're welcome!  :)
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has anyone posted a time series showing the different frames that Thorn have produced along with their approximate lifespans.
No, not yet.
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I was also wondering if anyone had any information on the frame numbering schemes used on the bottom brackets and how this has changed (e.g. can this easily be used to date frame).
Frame size is included in each serial, but beyond that, I don't know the numbering scheme. Perhaps Dave Whittle can help us out here. It would surely be useful in more closely dating frames.

Good questions!

Best,

Dan.