My new touring bike

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
Bike-Rich
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Re: My new touring bike

Postby Bike-Rich » 20 May 2014, 8:59am

Looks like a great bike, I hope it serves you well.

Despite doing a lot of research over the last year and have now almost completed my touring bike, I still think of myself as a beginner so always keen to learn more;

I remember looking at the Thorn Nomad mk2 and it had the similar low top tube, I thought at first I was looking a bike that was for a much smaller person but then noticed it was for people of my height. I think my concern would be that the seat post would act as a lever on the frame causing a lot more stress then a 'normal' bike, how true this is I don't know?
One big advantage your bike and other similar ones would have is the loading of the rear rack, you would have a lot more clearance for luggage over mine.

What it the actual name of this type of bike?

mrjemm
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Re: My new touring bike

Postby mrjemm » 20 May 2014, 9:12am

Bike-Rich wrote:What it the actual name of this type of bike?


Martha...

Albert?

Thingy jobby whotsit?

Whatever you want to call it, I'd suggest.

Bicycler
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Re: My new touring bike

Postby Bicycler » 20 May 2014, 6:14pm

Bike-Rich wrote:What it the actual name of this type of bike?

If it costs well into four figures and is made by Thorn it's called an expedition tourer :roll: Calling a spade a spade i'd call it a mtb based touring bike

ossie
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Re: My new touring bike

Postby ossie » 20 May 2014, 8:19pm

gloomyandy wrote:HI,
the bottle mounts are a simple bolt on strap that goes around the frame and has a standard bottle mount thread in it. Hard to describe really. Not sure who makes it I got it from my local bike shop. It is not the most robust mount, but so far it has worked well. Ah found it, it is one of these:
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/zef ... t-ec038010


Thanks for that , was contemplating how to get a third bottle onto my bike.

BE1
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Re: My new touring bike

Postby BE1 » 21 May 2014, 9:50am

Bike-Rich wrote:
I remember looking at the Thorn Nomad mk2 and it had the similar low top tube, I thought at first I was looking a bike that was for a much smaller person but then noticed it was for people of my height. I think my concern would be that the seat post would act as a lever on the frame causing a lot more stress then a 'normal' bike, how true this is I don't know?



I have a similar configuration on my Kona Sutra. The Seat tube has a slot cut in it with a round end at the bottom (sorry no picture to hand). The idea is to disperse the stress and avoid the tube splitting. At least I believe this is the case, others may point out I am talking rubbish :oops:


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