I may be posting in the wrong forum but I am sure one of those nice mods will shift us if I am.
My girlfriend needs a bike building for a forthcoming charity team event in June.
I have built and maintained many bikes over the past 25 years including my g/fs current bike and they have all been road bikes.
I have zero experience in off roading and the associated gear required. hence the request for advice.
Before you all suggest going out and buying an MTB I am not convinced this would be a good solution for the event or my girlfriend. Plus I warn you we need to do this on a very tight budget maybe £300.00 tops.
Kathy is only 5'.3" so the frame will need to be small and the bike light because she is sure to have to run with it and lift it over obstacles
The event is a 40 mile route around mount snowdon in Wales UK
followed by a climb to the top of the mountain and back down followed by a canoe distance probably over a mile.
The cycle route is mainly hilly asphalt with some off road ( probably light gravel and mud tracks)
I was thinking along the lines of a cyclocross type frame set as a basis for the bike. I could braze on some cantilever brake bosses onto a 531 road frame with good clearance for some suitable tyres. drops with bar end shifters What would you suggest