Slow and unsteady
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St Louis, MO
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
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Unless I missed something, it looks like a standard MTB frame designed for 26" wheels. so you couldn't use 700x35 tires.
It also looks like attaching a real rear rack (not a seat-post rack) might be difficult.
I didn't see any eyelets near the seat cluster for attaching the rack, and I wasn't sure if there were eyelets on the dropouts, either.
I use an aluminum framed MTB (trek 6500) for commuting. I found an attachment that allowed me to put a rack on the back (the attachment provided a place to bolt the rack at the top of the seat stays), but found the chainstays too short for medium-sized panniers due to heel clearance problems. Instead I just throw my stuff into a backpack and ride to work.
It is a nice-looking frame.