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thenandrins

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My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
Set up for very light touring and audax rides.
I was going through Shimano components like crazy, hence the Rohloff.
It's super-lovely..... to me!  :D
Thanks to everyone at Thorn. I was exacting in my needs and they had to tolerate me - at times I must have driven them mad.

I first saw a Thorn about 7 years ago, on my daily commute. At last, I've joined the club!

John

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 05:18:20 PM »
A proper welcome to the Thorn Cycling Forum as owner now, John!

My, what a lovely machine, and...that wonderful bespoke color -- wow!

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
Very nice and welcome! Did Thorn organise the colour for you?
 

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 05:53:45 PM »
pity about the rohloff rest of the bike is only lovely. 8)
Just joking its a real beauty your health to ride it.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2017, 09:35:37 PM by jags »

thenandrins

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 08:09:45 PM »
I was umming and arring for months about this. Thing is, that I wanted to LOVE it! .... but the colour schemes that were on offer weren't really to my taste. So, the deal was that before building it up, Thorn kindly sent it to ColourTec in Dartford. I went there and gave David my instructions, essentially, dark/deep blue. I then waited for him to do it, returned, inspected it, paid him and then he sent it back to Thorn. They put the name/brand/Mercury symbol just below the seat post and Rohloff sticker on it - nothing else. They then built it up and sent it to me. I also asked Thorn for some components to be in black and not silver.

Viola!

I say in my original post that I probably tested their patience a bit!

The consequence of all this, is that I do indeed LOVE it!     

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
Congrats on a lovely choice in colour, and the bike of course.

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 11:52:12 PM »
What a wonderful bike. Just the kind I would like to park next to my Raven.
Can we see some more pictures please? And also the component specs.
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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 11:59:11 PM »
I keep going back for "one more look". Lovely! Just as I'd set one up for myself, but perhaps in grey...though this bespoke dark blue is stunning.

Best,

Dan. (...who is going back for yet another look)

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 02:48:09 AM »
Super bike, John! That midnight blue'n'silver is a brilliant choice.

Enjoy the bike, and the envious glances :-)

John

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 09:30:19 AM »
Here are some more pics.

The spec is as the 1999 "on offer ones" on the SJS site, with a few adjustments -

Frameset : Thorn Mercury Frame - 700c with steel fork. 
Transmission: Gilles Berthoud Twister for Rohloff Hubs - Black - 22 mm,
Shimano UN55 68mm Shell English Thread Sealed Cartridge Taper Bottom Bracket - 107mm,
Thorn 104mm BCD 4 Arm Reversible Single Chainring 3/32 Inch - Black - 47T,
Thorn 104/64 PCD Triple Crankset MK2 - Black - 175mm,
KMC X1 Rohloff compatible 1/2 inch x 3/32 inch chain.
Braking: Shimano BR-R451 Deep Drop Caliper Brake - Black - Front, Shimano BR-R451 Deep Drop Caliper Brake - Black - Rear,
Cane Creek Drop Brake Levers - SCR5
Wheels: Rigida Chrina 700c , 622 Road Rim - Black - 32 Hole,
Front hub - SON 28
Tyres - Continental 4 season, 28mm
Finishing Kit: Silca Handlebar Tape - Black, SKS / Thorn Chromoplastic Mudguards - 700c - P35 - Black, Kalloy AS-009 UNO 1 1/8 Inch Ahead Stem +17 Deg - 25.4mm Clamp - Black - 110mm.
Handlebars for Gilles Berthoud Rohloff Shifter - 25.4mm Clamp - Black - 440mm,
Saddle - Van Nicholas. We all have our preferences here.

I'm happy with this first stab bar the caliper brakes which I think are a bit feeble.

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 10:07:31 AM »
Excellent. Many thanks.
Funny you should mention the brakes. I was going to ask why you chose that type.
Great pictures.
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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 12:43:34 PM »
No doubt about it, that is a beauty.

I would have gone for discs myself but I accept that some people just don't like them.

My Rohloff geared bike has 26 inch wheels/straight bars/fat tyres. I've never ridden a Rohloff geared bike that has 700c wheels/drops/thinner touring tyres. I've always wondered what they are like, shame that I live a long way from Somerset.

Anyway, the weather is picking up....ENJOY !!!..... ;D

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 06:20:31 PM »
Lovely looking bike.

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Re: My new 610S Mercury, bespoke colour!
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 03:04:18 PM »
What a fantastic looking machine John, hope you are managing to get a few miles on it.

The colour really suits it, nice and understated. It's a very similar build to what I would opt for. Looking forward to hearing about your initial impressions of your new steed. I think a fair few of us on the forum would like some reviews of the Mercury as there isn't much out there, even on our forum.

Enjoy,
Neil