I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new frame--I have a very serviceable
single speed but the largest tires it accommodates are too small (28mm) for
the smoother ride I think I want. There is a range of conflicting information
and hyperbole out there--it is hard to sort out. Some people build touring bikes
out of Tange Prestige--others say it is too soft
"A frame built from Tange Prestige tubing will give a great ride to a sub-150-pound rider, but the same frame in the hands of a 200 pounder will be too flexible and may actually fail in use."
Other bikes seem to be made from very strong steel but the physics of it all are beyond me (for instance
the strength rating of OX Platinum or what have you. Anyone have any thoughts, particularly about the Tange Prestige issue? Is there a difference between the strength in brazed vs. welded Prestige frames?