I've been looking into building up a FGFS bike for the summer, and I'm trying to find a frame. In a perfect world, I'd like one for under $300, but my max is probably around $400. I'm also pretty tall and generally ride 60-62cm frames, should I be looking for the same size in trick frames?
I ride a 57cm surly steam roller as a commuter and a 56cm leader trk 2 as a trick frame. I tried several friends' trick bikes before building mine (a 52 and a 54cm) and I feel the 56 works well for me. I don't consider myself an expert in any capacity, but from my experience a similar size frame is the way to go.
Civilian Le Roi Le Veut, Kazane Track, Ciocc Designer '84, Serotta Colorado AL 25th anniversary, '85 Guerciotti Pista, '84 Trek 660, Volume Credence
I know a few people that ride volume bikes and love them. And from seeing the in person they really are solid frames. I have also heard good things about the butcher as well though. If it were me though I would be getting a volume frame