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ipswichcycler

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Nomad mk3
« on: May 08, 2020, 10:19:31 pm »
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The road salt is long gone and I've finally been able to get out an use this. Just over 1000 miles of the quietest Suffolk backroads, lanes, tracks and bridleways.   Perfect for my needs. Well done Thorn designers and the workshop team who put it together.
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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 06:33:37 am »
Hope that rides as nice as it looks.  At a glance it doesn't look that dissimilar to my Mercury, I'm curious to ride a Nomad to feel how different they are, though just curious, not looking for another bike....

ipswichcycler

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 08:29:21 am »
For me itís kind of like a mercury but for a heavier rider. It has 700c wheels and marathon supreme 40c tyres which are comfy

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 10:14:21 am »
It looks fabulous.
After all the years of shoving 26" wheels.............
I bet it rides great too.
Beautiful place to park it for that photograph. A proper camera too I bet. I simply use my mobile phone these days as cant be bothered carrying a camera, which is a shame really.
Enjoy it!
John

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 10:47:35 am »
Thanks for the comments. Iím very pleased with the ride and comfort. Iím not bothered about speed and just use it to go exploring at my own pace. But the pic is from a mobile phone. Iíve just upgraded. My last phone lasted me 6 years and would have kept going If I hadnít dropped it without the case on. You can see how camera tech has developed in that time.

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 08:42:48 am »
That looks great.  Is this the 58L size and if so, do you mind me asking your height?

Iím considering getting one of these fine bikes and think Iím between sizes.

Many thanks

John
 

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 10:15:08 pm »
Hi. Yes it is a 58L. Iím 5í11Ē

In 2014 I had a trip to Somerset to get measured and got nomad mk2 590L. Perhaps give Thorn a call and speak to them about your measurements.

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2020, 09:39:50 am »
Got any more pics ?

I was trying to see what a 58L nomad 3 frame looks like when built up

You went belt drive? How do you like it ?

ipswichcycler

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2021, 08:51:49 pm »
Not sure if you are still around as this is a very late reply. Iíve not been on the forum for a long time. Now put in over 4000 miles on the hub and belt and think it is great. Not had to adjust it at all. Just the occasional wash with water perhaps 2 or 3 times a year. If you want to see more pics see if you can follow me on Instagram. Itís a bit easier to uploads photos there
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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 01:24:01 am »
Hi,

Can you tell us the reason why you decided to replace your ex MK2 for a new MK3 ?

So which one do you prefer today ?   :)

ipswichcycler

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2021, 09:34:45 pm »
Both were very comfortable but I do prefer the mk3. It has allowed me to spec 700c wheels, hydraulic disc brakes and gates belt. Total comfort, smooth rolling, powerful and easy stopping (unlike Swiss stop blue on CSS while fully loaded downhill in the rain !!! :) 

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2022, 06:51:34 pm »
Now that you've had your bike a while, has your opinion changed in any way or have you upgraded the bike further?  I'd love to see more photos.

ipswichcycler

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Re: Nomad mk3
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2022, 11:23:21 am »
No major changes and still love the bike. The only maintenance was to swap the front disc brake pads.