We have an addition to the Family a Thorn Raven Twin Tandem.
Enjoying my Touring very much it seemed like a good idea to try tandem touring.
Let’s see how we got on ………
Without too much thought or discussion (or even any idea where we are going to store it) it was decided that we were to buy a Tandem, not just any old Tandem but the best Tandem we could get our track mitts on.
After much research it would seem that the Tandem of choice is built by Thorn Cycles based at SJS Cycles in Bridgewater.
We made an appointment and made the 7 hour trek (West Country roads) and met with the resident Tandem wizard and designer Andy Blance we had a fitting and ordered the finest touring tandem we could dream of.
We had been left a little bit of money from my old Dads estate not a lot but enough to make the purchase a little easier. Now we should of spent the money more wisely but that’s not what the old man would have wanted he would have of wanted us to do something crazy.
Eleventy Million years later the Tandem was ready to pick up (the paint choice proving difficult and Andy’s eye for detail lead it to being returned).
Thorn Raven Twin Tandem.
As the bike could be split in 2 we decided we could have split colours make it so.
S&As Couplings (to split the Tandem)
Rohloff Gear box (super internal gear box)
Son 128 Dynamo
Sinewave USB Hub
Rear Disc Brake
Thorn Front & Rear racks
Ergon GP3 Grip and bars
Schmidt Edelux 11 high power LED dynamo headlight
Marathon Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Tyres
Phew there it is!
See how we got on for the first ride