Author Topic: FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.  (Read 661 times)

kwkirby01

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FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.
« on: February 15, 2024, 08:02:13 am »
*** CORRECTION - FRAME SIZE IS 610S, NOT 560S ***

For reference, I am 177cm tall and have a 32" inside leg. When I built the bike I felt the next frame size down, 560S, would be too small. I would have preferred a slightly lower standover height, but it has in no way been detrimental to my enjoyment of the bike, mainly because most of the time, I am riding the bike, not straddling it!

As a long-time lurker and occasional poster here, I have been grateful for members' advice and experience over the years. Thank you.

I bought my first Thorn bike nearly 20 years ago and have been delighted by the quality and performance of these machines.

However, my current Sherpa is not getting the use it deserves, and I have decided that an e-bike will suit my needs better. I am therefore selling my cherished Sherpa, handbuilt by me, and wanted to give members of this forum first refusal before listing on eBay.

It has a very high specification, has been well cared for, and could take the buyer on a long tour with no major changes.

The bike has always been stored inside and regularly serviced. I've not used it for a few months, so the chain is a little dry as you can see in the photo. I will service and lubricate it before the sale and supply a spare chain.

I travel a fair amount for work, M74/M6/M40 to Oxford, M4 Newbury to Bristol and M5 to Bristol, so could arrange to meet and deliver for a contribution to fuel.

Thanks for looking, and do message me with any questions you may have.

Kevin

Frame and Fork
Frame: Thorn Sherpa size 560S, MkII
Fork: Thorn ST Touring fork
Colour: Go faster red
Headset: Orbit XLII

Contact Points
Handlebar: Moustache Bar
Seatpost: Silver Thompson layback
Saddle: Not included
Pedals: Wellgo reflective platform pedals
Stem: VO 110mm 17 degree with cane creek spacers
Grips: Black tape with gel inserts

Wheels
Wheels: DRC hand built touring wheels
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Dureme 50-559
Front hub: Shimano dynohub DH 3N70
Rear hub: Shimano XT ??
Mudguards: SKS 55mm with mud flaps front and rear

Gearing
Crankset: Vintage Shimano FC-M730
Chain rings: Specialities Zephyr 45-33-22
Sprockets: Shimano 11-36 Hyperglide
Front mech: Shimano
Rear mech: XT Low rise wide range
Shifter: Silver Shifters, microshift friction shifters

Brakes
Brakes: XT parallelogram brakes

Lighting
Front light: Son Edelux II (dynamo)
Tail light: Son rear light (dynamo)

Please click on the image below for more pictures.




« Last Edit: February 17, 2024, 03:14:13 pm by kwkirby01 »
Kevin K. Glasgow

MGoodger

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Re: FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2024, 08:36:23 pm »
Hello there,

I am on the lookout for a new touring bike, my current one is too small and I am looking to head to Italy for two months cycling in the spring. I am wee bit taller than you at 6ft 1, and wonder if it would still suit. Most of my height is in my legs though.

I am based in pollokshields, am I right in thinking youre also in Glasgow, it would be good to check it out for size if possible.

Thanks

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Re: FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2024, 06:08:48 pm »
MGoodger, thanks for your interest. Please see PM sent through this forum. Kevin
Kevin K. Glasgow

HopefulTourer145

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Re: FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2024, 08:34:54 am »
Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the detailed listing. If still available Id be very interested!

Let me know when you can.

Thank you,
Tom

kwkirby01

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Re: FOR SALE: Superb Thorn Sherpa, 610S, ready to tour - 795 o.n.o.
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2024, 05:41:51 pm »
Tom, see personal message. Thanks, Kevin
Kevin K. Glasgow