Thorn Commutour; essentially it's a road bike with clearance for
mudguards and bigger tyres made by using smaller wheels - 26". It
was designed to run geared or fixed, I use it for commuting and
touring (sorry I didn't come up with the lousy name), and training.
I originally ran it with gears, but it wasn't anything special.
Fixed, it's a blast, the short wheel base and small wheels are perfect
for flying along tow paths and dirt tracks.
is fillet brazed Reynolds 525 which is OK, it's stiff and light
enough (notice the shot-in stays and horizontal drop-outs). Kit
is nothing fancy; On-One rear hub and 14t sprocket on Sun CR18,
generic cheapo front wheel, Campag Victory chainset (40t), Nitto
noodles and B17. Oh, and dreadful Dia Compe mini-V brake up front.