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ridgeback63

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Thorn XTC
« on: October 24, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
I've got the chance to pick up a lovely example of an XTC,I've read the PDF brochures about it,but I didn't notice anything about a) the seatpost diameter and b) the weight she could carry,I want to use her as a commuter and general runaround to go with my 2 other Thorns,any help is appreciated thanks folks.

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 10:48:56 PM »
lovely bike but to be totally honest your Audax is every bit as good you wont find a big difference.my 2 bikes thorn audax and terry dolan full carbon few hours in  the saddle i don't really find much difference ok climbing hills s a lot easier on the dolan but sure a cyclist doesnt climb hills all the time  ;D ;D

the best way to upgrade a bike is custom wheels and top end tyres .after that get a probike fit you will be amazed at the difference.

thats my  2 cents worth.

Anto

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 10:46:33 AM »
I've got the chance to pick up a lovely example of an XTC,I've read the PDF brochures about it,but I didn't notice anything about a) the seatpost diameter and b) the weight she could carry,I want to use her as a commuter and general runaround to go with my 2 other Thorns,any help is appreciated thanks folks.

Hello,
Seatpost 27.2. Weight carrying?
The XTC is miles away from audax and has 26" wheels a fillet brazed frame and generally more much more comfortable than Audax.
Audax faster but XTC more leisurely akin to a nimble tourer. What size is it? Where is it? If its 'my' size I shall pop over and buy it  ;D ;D ;D
Best,
John
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ridgeback63

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 04:12:25 PM »
Thanks jags and John,jags I want the XTC as an everyday bike,for going to work on,and getting shopping etc,pulling a trailer to get bags of coal on,I wouldn't fancy using my audax for that,cheers mate,John I've measured her up against my Audax and she is set up more or less the same,saddle is roughly the same.she has been converted to a flat bar and has V brakes fitted and is a lovely red colour,I've put my Genesis Tour de fer up for sale to pay for her and to make room
 

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 06:24:34 PM »
 going to expensive just buy a halfords mountain bike .
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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
jags,it's a good price my friend,a very good price

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 08:54:36 PM »
ok you have my blessing go for it ;)


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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 10:14:24 AM »
I've used my XTC cycle/camping and it hasn't grumbled at 25kg, handles very well and good for unloaded days out from the campsites. Hope that helps. Martin

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 07:36:11 PM »
Thanks jags,it's too good to miss,usually I only spend 50.00 to 100.00 on a general bike,but hey every now and again you've got to take a risk eh,that certainly helps Martin,thanks for the info

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 08:27:45 PM »
so did you get it ?

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 12:50:20 PM »
Just picked her up today jags,needs a good clean and a little bit of fettling,looks to be in superb condition,a few little scratches on the forks but everything else looks great,the numbers underneath the bottom bracket are :LA11  92001 75, I'm guessing that they mean she was made in Sept 2001 but as for the rest I have no idea,any help would be great,I shall get some pictures up soon

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 04:36:18 PM »
Brilliant enjoy every pedal stroke  be sure to fit top quality lights front and rear,have fun.

Anto.
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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 05:04:59 PM »
Thanks jags

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 05:29:46 PM »
Here she is

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Re: Thorn XTC
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 06:30:22 PM »
wow very nice  8)

what size is the frame.