The Tandem Club


For Sale: Thorn Discovery Tandem

By: Tim Goffe
Telephone: 01539821146
Location: Kendal
Listing ends on: Sunday 16th June 2019
Price: £700

Owned by us from new (2001), this is a tough long distance tourer with the double marathon frame, hand built in the UK from Reynolds 531 tubing and with a rear Tubus rack. It has 26" wheels, Shimano XT 3x9 gearing, Magura hydraulic rim brakes (very powerful stoppers), and an Arai secondary drum brake at the rear. Size large at the front, small at the rear (we are 6' and 5'5" in old money). The paintwork is not unblemished and could do with some touching up.

Extras incuded in the sale: Cateye computer, frame pump, mud-guards, bottle cages, adjustable stem, spare tyres, spare Magura brake blocks, racks (as above), lock, rear view mirrors, stoker's suspension seat post, tandem roof carrier (if wanted).

This is a capable long-distance, cross continent, heavy loadable tourer but which is also fun and nimble when unladen. It copes equally well with smooth tarmac or rough tracks. There are very few tandems that were this well made and we will be sorry to see it go, but due to our age and slowing down, we have now graduated to an electric assist tandem.

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