I currently have a conundrum: At 5'11", I'm too tall for my 55cm Marin Argenta road bike. I'd like to move the components to something a little bigger for pedaling around town.
Simultaneously, I'm hoping to build a winter-proof IGH touring bike on a minimal budget. I need 135mm of hub clearance in the rear with space for 700c wheels with great big tires without a mountain bike geometry.
There's a fellow on Craigslist selling two bike frames that might fit the bill:
For the IGH bike and
For pedaling around town.
The touring frame seems perfect for my needs - right spacing, right size, and it's made of gloriously rust-proof aluminum. (We do the salt thing pretty heavily here.)
The other frame I'm not so sure about - the sloping top-tube makes for some confusing frame geometry. Would this be appropriate for a road bike, or should I just get used to my knees hitting my elbows until I can finish the other bike?