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Thorn Nomad


Ride around the world or just down to the local store; either way this is the best possible option for getting there.

Due to the arrival of a baby, I am putting this bike up for sale so it gets ridden the way its meant and to reduce the quiver to fit the stroller.

This bike has ridden around the UK after riding it out of the Thorn storeroom. The frame was one of the last hand made in the UK instead of OS as they now are, so you can be assured of some fantastic welds and love and care.

There are a few smaller cosmetic scratches, as would be expected. 

The Rohloff hub, indeed the bike, was only picked up on the 9th April, after receiving a full blown service by North America's only Rohloff speed hub service partner - - (if you get the best get the best to service it) so it is cruising like a dream!!

The bike will accept disc breaks if you choose to install them.

The bike is currently in the US (San Francisco) but can be shipped anywhere.

The asking price is US $3500

Bike details:

Nomad Mk2 (565M - refer to Thorn website - - for greater details, but in brief the measurements should be as indicated below)
suitable for persons 165-177cm
Max load capacity 65kg
Actual seat tube length - 400mm
Head tube length - 139mm
Chain stay - 453mm
Seat angle - 73.5
Mid tube standover height - 768mm

Colour - Bright yellow - would be one of the few around, so easy to spot!

S&S couplings to allow bike to be broken into two parts for easy shipping

Handlebars: Thorn comfort MTB bar
Grips and bar ends: Ergon GR2-L
Wheels: black Rohloff disc hub with XT front hub
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour (26x2.00)
Brakes: XTR V

Cranks & gearing: 170mm thorn conventional with shimano sealed BB
Sram PC890 chain on a 110 bcd chainring

Seat post: standard alloy toped with a new Brooks B17 (some git pinched my worn in one)

Carriers & accessories:  Profile Design cage  and a Thorn accessory bar


Do you have any more photos, preferably recent.



Hi Ian

hope these are ok...

I'm pretty keen to sell soon as am about to go away for a little while and it'd be nice to sell before i go, so respectful offers welcome.


i just sent one... the forum only allows 500kb files... do you have a private email i can send more too?  mine is (email comes with bike).

Is this bike still for sale?

Please let me know as I am currently on tour and in San Francisco and have been looking for one of these for some time.

You can call me at 760 258 7411.

With thanks,


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