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Gear Talk / Re: Buying a Bicycle from Europe
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:43:08 pm »
I'm glad Thorn came up in this discussion so quickly. I've done ALOT of research on sourcing my next expedition bike, and Thorn has a clear lead in almost every category.

In fact, my wife and I are planning an entire 3 month UK and Europe trip next year around picking up our Nomads in Somerset! I can't wait to get on to a Rohloff rig!

Please note: If you get the bike shipped to you in USA, take 20% off list for VAT! That goes a long way towards covering shipping and duty. We'll be taking ours home to Australia within 3 months of purchase, and will be able to get our VAT refunded upon leaving.

Gear Talk / Re: Surly Disc Trucker v. LHT
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:24:30 pm »
I'm a newbie to this forum, and I'm coming into this thread a little late... But back to discs on fully loaded tourers-

Andy Blance of Thorn bikes in the UK is dead against discs on blade forks, claiming they won't take the torque. Not the spokes or tyres, but the forks! He won't supply them except on tubular forks (very rigid and uncomfortable) or shocks.


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