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Member's Gallery / Re: New member
« Last post by mickeg on August 15, 2018, 09:51:11 PM »
New Rohloff hubs are usually fitted with a 16T sprocket, Thorn/SJS usually use a 17T.

Since you bought this used, I assume that the rear sprocket is threaded onto the hub.  Recently Rohloff started shipping hubs with a splinned carrier and the sprocket is splinned and held on with a spring clip.  But yours is probably the older threaded on sprocket.

I agree with Dan that you can change the chainring.  If you buy a larger chainring, you will need a longer chain.

Then at a later date when you need a new sprocket, you can keep using a 19T but you would likely have to invest in the splined carrier at that time too.

I use a 44T chainring and 16T sprocket for around town riding on my Nomad, but on a bike tour where I might have to haul a heavy load up steep hills I instead use a 36T chainring with a 16T sprocket.

Regarding gearing, there is an extremely long thread with an extraordinary number of opinions expressed at:
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4412.0

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Member's Gallery / Re: New member
« Last post by Smiffy on August 15, 2018, 09:09:06 PM »
Thank you Dan.
Is it usual that they are specced with such low gearing ?
I guess it was chosen to suit a fully loaded tour.
I will keep it as it is until I know what I am doing.
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Member's Gallery / Re: New member
« Last post by Danneaux on August 15, 2018, 08:56:36 PM »
Welcome to the Thorn Cycling Forum, Smiffy!

Looks like you scored yourself a winner in your fully equipped new Raven -- what a beauty!

The 19t cog will pay off in extended chain and sprocket life, but may result in gearing too low for your needs. The easy solution would be to fit a larger chainring. Keep in mind if you later wish to fit a Hebie Chainglider, they are only available in certain chainring sizes.

All best wishes for many happy miles.

Dan.
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Member's Gallery / New member
« Last post by Smiffy on August 15, 2018, 08:46:39 PM »
Hi guys,

I am new to this group but have just bought myself a used Raven with lots of goodies on it including a full set of Ortilieb pannier bags !

Attached is a picture of it in the front room because I have yet to insure it so can’t leave it in the shed.

It was expensive, but in mint condition with no signs of use.

Plan to get myself fit ( for a 59 yr old ) and take it to France for a bit of gentle cycle camping.

It came with a 19 tooth rear sprocket , does that sound right ? Feels very low geared.





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Non-Thorn Related / Re: Soliciting Suspension seatpost recommendations
« Last post by Danneaux on August 15, 2018, 06:24:27 PM »
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I'll tell you the feedback
Perfect, Julien; thanks!  :)

All the best,

Dan.
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Member's Gallery / Re: Simeon's ride photos
« Last post by John Saxby on August 15, 2018, 06:17:10 PM »
Thanks, Simeon, that's welcome & interesting detail.  Echoing geo's comment, I admire the way you work back and forth between closeup detail and landscapes.

Years back, I took our daughter, then about 8, to see David Lean's re-issued Lawrence of Arabia. (The deal had been that I'd go with her to Cameron's Titanic, if she'd come with me the next night to see Lawrence.)  Part way through, she leaned over and said, "Dad, this is some film!"  Lean's mix of long shots and close-ups was special. You can live with the comparison, I guess?:

On a barely-related note, I was visiting some friends who have a cottage in W Qué across the Ottawa River, and the fellow had an outstanding and fairly terrifying photo of two eagles on their nest high in a pine tree beside the river.  Those eyes--orange/black and glaring--were altogether magnificent.

Cheers,  John
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Non-Thorn Related / Re: Soliciting Suspension seatpost recommendations
« Last post by julio on August 15, 2018, 04:45:08 PM »
Hi Dan,

My preference is for the BySchulz G.2 LT .. (27.2 diameter x 380 length in mm)

I don't have my Nomad next to me, because i'm not at home at this time, but i  think dimensions 27.2X380 mm will fit properly...

I'll tell you the feedback  :)
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Member's Gallery / Re: Simeon's ride photos
« Last post by fisher on August 15, 2018, 01:59:47 PM »
Hi John with regards to the photo of the geese, I enlarge the image of the geese using some some software called PhotoZoom Pro 7 which brought out some of the detail and then use the Impression in Topaz Labs Studio to get painting like background which make the geese stand out in the photo. 
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Member's Gallery / Re: Simeon's ride photos
« Last post by John Saxby on August 15, 2018, 01:39:38 PM »
You're right about the Canada geese, geo -- they're quite un-Canadian.  I've never heard one say "sorry", f'r example, when they cross the bike path in front of you, at their own pace & without so much as a sideways glance.
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Member's Gallery / Re: Simeon's ride photos
« Last post by geocycle on August 15, 2018, 09:04:38 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Simeon!  I love the landscapes but the way you have picked out detailed subjects is excellent.

John, On geese I agree that the Canada goose is quite formidable. They seem to boss the goose landscape around here.  Riding yesterday I noted around 500 Greylags but the 50 or so Canada gees clearly held sway.
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