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FOR SALE: Thorn Exp 560S: restored, excellent condition
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:38:20 PM »
FOR SALE: Thorn Exp 560S

I am selling my wonderful Thorn Exp expedition bike. The bike has been sat in a box for the past few years and is unlikely to be used for its intended purpose in the foreseeable future. I have taken this bike on two big trips, across Africa and Norway, and it was the perfect bike for the job. This bike has got many thousand miles left in it, so it's time to see it move on to a better home. I have spent a bit of money doing it up to sell, with brand new BB, chain, cassette, chainset and cables. I bought the bike in 2013, and the previous owner had done a great job in restoring the frame with Tiller Cycles in Warwickshire. I customised the bike with the set-up I wanted, which included new wheels from Spa Cycles, a flat handlebar and no-nonsense downtube friction gears.

Full Specification

Frame: Thorn Exp 560S (see complete sizing details in attachment)
Wheels: 26" Silver Ryde Sputnik rims 36h, Shimano LX hubs (handbuilt by Spa Cycles in 2013)
Rear rack: Thorn
Bottom bracket: Shimano ES300 Octalink (new)
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
Front derailleur: Shimano XT
Downtube shifters: Shimano 600
Cassette: Shimano HG400 11/32 9 speed (new)
Chainset: Shimano Alivio FC-M4000 9 Speed Triple Chainset 40/30/22 (new)
Chain: Shimano XT HG93 9 speed (new)
Brakes: Suntour Self-Energising Cantilever (new BBB pads)
Stem/Handlebar: Thorn
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus

The bike is in a great condition for its age. Full photo album and Thorn brochure/size information can be found in the following link:!Aq93JmIMck1hxzzVwdENNWLrkyn_

Bike is in Horley, Surrey. Viewing is welcomed but can also box up for courier collection. Looking for £700.

See this great bike in action here:
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 02:40:05 PM by andrewmiles »


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Re: FOR SALE: Thorn Exp 560S: restored, excellent condition
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 03:16:42 PM »
Real nice color, ideal for stealth camping.  :)




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Re: FOR SALE: Thorn Exp 560S: restored, excellent condition
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 10:05:27 AM »
Happy to report I picked this up. Cheers Andrew.

Paint is over the old paint, including thorn & exp vinyl decals <facepalm>

Otherwise I’m pretty chuffed with it. Going to use it for rough riding camping adventures.