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Wanted / Re: Transfers needed for Thorn Nomad Mk1 restoration
« Last post by Danneaux on July 17, 2018, 11:25:30 PM »
Hi Jack!

Welcome to the Thorn Cycling Forum. I moved your query to the "Wanted" board and modified the title to increase the chances for a reply.

You might try asking SJS Cycles to see if transfers are available for repainting. I seem to recall Bob Jackson making some when they repainted a member's bike some time ago. A possible lead to check on.

All best luck to you,

Was it you? / MOVED: thorn nomad mk1
« Last post by Danneaux on July 17, 2018, 11:23:49 PM »
Wanted / Transfers needed for Thorn Nomad Mk1 restoration
« Last post by jack1 on July 17, 2018, 08:22:35 PM »
Hi,I'm looking to get hold of some thorn nomad transfers,as I'v just finished restoring a (thorn nomad) just need transfers to finish the project,can anybody help ? regards jack1
Wheels, Tyres and Brakes / Re: Spoke tension figure?
« Last post by rafiki on July 17, 2018, 05:19:45 PM »
Thanks Dave. Much appreciated.
Non-Thorn Related / Re: Pedals for touring long distance
« Last post by lewisjnoble on July 17, 2018, 11:21:20 AM »
I am keen on MKS pedals, used them with no problems or faults. My Sherpa has the Tourung Sylvan pedals as above, Audax has the Road Sylvan, both excellent.

Normal toe clips / straps fitted, I use Merrell shoes with very firm sole. Keen sandals sound a good idea.

Wheels, Tyres and Brakes / Re: Spoke tension figure?
« Last post by Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop on July 17, 2018, 10:49:16 AM »
The spokes should then be tensioned to a minimum of 1000N measured with an inflated tire or 1300N
without tire.
Non-Thorn Related / Re: Pedals for touring long distance
« Last post by StuntPilot on July 17, 2018, 09:22:16 AM »
I have completed two 3 month tours and found the Shimano M324 pedals to be excellent. They are flat on one side and clipless on the other which makes them a very versatile pedal.

During the second long tour I decided to go back to using different footwear (Keen sandals) as I found I used the clipless set up less and less. The problem is that in wet weather the sandals tended to slip sometimes. I also found the Shimano M324 pedals a little narrow with the wider Keen sandals.

I think Keen sandals are the ideal footwear for for long distance touring. They have a good solid grippy sole, great to walk in, and adaptable in all weather by using either no socks, a thin sock, thick sock or waterproof socks and shoe covers.

On return I looked for a new wider well built pedal. Like Matt I opted for a MKS pedal but a different model - the MKS Sylvan Prime Touring.

They are well made and have smoother larger bearings than the Shimano M324. They are also field serviceable so you can easily re-lube or replace the bearings on very long tours if required.

After a bit of internetting I decided on the Powergrip pedal straps.

I'm now very happy with the MKS Prime Sylvan pedals and Powergrips setup.  :)
Non-Thorn Related / Re: RIDES 2018 add yours here
« Last post by Andre Jute on July 17, 2018, 12:20:38 AM »

One almost expects to look up and see a Spitfire overhead...
Non-Thorn Related / Re: Pedals for touring long distance
« Last post by Matt2matt2002 on July 16, 2018, 09:20:56 PM »
MKS Lambda wide platform for me and my Raven.
Used them for 4 years and on all my tours.
Never let me down.
39.99 from SJS
Rohloff Internal Hub Gears / Re: Noisy Rohloff
« Last post by JanieB on July 16, 2018, 09:10:11 PM »
There are three planetary gear systems in the Rohloff.  Gears 8 through 14 are the gears where you are most of the time and those gears use two of the planetary gears, the third planetary gear is unused.  Gear 11 is direct drive, gears 12 through 14 are a form of overdrive.  When using gears 8 through 14 the hub is quite quiet. 

But gears 1 through 7 are like using gears 8 through 14, but with a low range, not unlike using a low range on a four wheel drive truck transfer case.  The hub uses that third planetary gear as a low range and that makes it much more noisy.

I noticed after my first oil change that the hub was quieter and I thought it was a bit smoother.  But gear 7 will always be noisy.  You get used to it.

Great explanation, thank you for taking the time.
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