Aftert the recent tempo find and starting to redo the touring bike,and while the 73 sport is still in rehab, I need to build out a 'town' bike. What that means is some short fast riding, medium slower riding (5-10 miles), sometimes with up to 150 pounds in a trailer but more often no more than 35.
So I've got a pair of atb frames I'm considering using as a base. a Bridgestone City Limit and a Peugeot US Express. The bridgestone is a bit tighter, has a slight downslope in the top tube, and is a tiny bit shorter seat to bb and seat to head tube. Wheelbase is also shorter, which would bother me for panniers, but is fine since I tend to need a trailer for daily city life.
The Peugeot is definitely a more frame, and lighter. In fact, I'm shocked that it's such an unappreciated bike. This is the Canadian made teal and white one, and the lugged steel lightweight frame is just comfortable. Probably a little light for serious offroading, but going along the railroad tracks is my most onerous chore in town.
Bridgestone is 4130, Puegot is L 1011. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the frame materials in comparison to each other.
components for either will end up being the same, single ring up front, 7 speed rear. Exage 300 Lx and index shifting.
Part of me thinks the Peugeot wants to be a straight chainline single speed or fixie with the evil claw rd mount and the nicely adjustable dropouts.
And someone please explain the steel (and anything else you know about the frames)
GAH. can't fix typos in the thread title!