Author Topic: Mercury meets Nomad  (Read 672 times)

in4

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Mercury meets Nomad
« on: April 14, 2024, 05:59:52 pm »
On the River Dee embankment, Chester.
Fellow Thorn owner on his Mercury meets up with a  muddy Nomad and its equally muddy owner.
Great Thornchat session about Rohloff, touring, awful weather and stamina versus speed!

brummie

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Re: Mercury meets Nomad
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 08:25:07 pm »
Think I'd be locking that Mercury through the rear wheel/ seat tube or stays..
 

in4

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Re: Mercury meets Nomad
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 11:11:41 am »
Agreed.
I noted his Carradice Super C rack bag and how one might fit on my Thorn Expedition rear rack with my Super C  panniers.
Regardless it appeared like a good day ride option for a Mercury. 

mickeg

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Re: Mercury meets Nomad
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 02:28:33 pm »
When touring, I use bolt on skewers instead of quick release to reduce chance of wheel theft.  Not the skewers that have a special key that I would lose, ones that any 5mm allen wrench will work on.  I store a spare 5mm allen wrench with my spare tube for obvious reasons.

That said, when not on a tour, typically use quick release in back.  But usually use bolt on skewers in front on bikes with dynohub wheels when not touring.

John Saxby

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Re: Mercury meets Nomad
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2024, 04:15:08 pm »
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When touring, I use bolt on skewers instead of quick release to reduce chance of wheel theft.

+1 here, George, though I leave my Halowheel bolted skewers on all the time, both fore & aft.

PH

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Re: Mercury meets Nomad
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2024, 05:38:57 pm »
Very different bikes, though they both have the distinctive Thorn look.