"I got a bug of building up a bike. Primarily because I see nothing in the local stores that fits my needs."
I take it from this you want to buy a naked frame and install the components of your choice, rather than physically construct your own frame.
To start pick a price range, and then start reading through forums like this one. LBS's (Local Bike Shops) are also a great resource for info.
Salsa, and Surly are two frame makers (both owned by QBP, so nearly any bike shop can get them in) that make framesets that should fit your needs.
A heavy load held high and in the rear of the bike, like where a child seat is mounted, can make the front end "twitchy". A child trailer, such as those made by Burley, can alleviate that problem, and may be something you could consider.
You might also post your question again in General Cycling, Framebuilding's traffic can be fairly slow.
Originally Posted by n.o.r.t
have a look in the book. that will help you. but that mite not help becoz where u are at if the book don't tell i will. if u eed help
That baby talk crap is nearly unintelligible.
Last edited by Allen; 07-27-07 at 11:26 AM.