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THORN SHERPA – Final Build

THORN SHERPA – Final Build

New Zealand A coach, three flights ✈ a coach 🚌 and many hours, my Thorn Sherpa arrives, along with me. Thankfully in one piece to the little town of Owaka, The Catlins, New Zealand. Some minor superficial damage to the box, apart from that, it’s in good order. A cardboard box 📦over a bike bag any day! Not sure how much time I’ll get to cycle here (I’m managing a backpackers south of the southern island), but knowing I’ve my bicycle with me, that’s enough! She slowly comes to life over the following…

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THORN SHERPA – PreBuild

THORN SHERPA – PreBuild

After years of deliberation and countless hours on the road in the UK, New Zealand and Tasmania dreaming of a new bike 🌏 I settle for an English number! I arrived back to Blighty from Tasmania in May 2013. One of my first port-of-calls was to cycle up to Bridgwater, Somerset from Poole, Dorset, to test ride a Thorn bicycle. Thorn Cycles. WOW… look at all these fabulous bicycles. There’s a bicycle heaven 🚴‍♂️! A decision had to be made on what gearing to opt for. A Rohloff or not a Rohloff? A Thorn with a Rohloff is a ‘Nomad’…

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