i would like a frameset for 26" wheels that takes panniers at a cost of $300 or less.
know of any such thing?
i could go with a surly, but if i buy the frame ($400) and then the new cranks i need (if i have to replace my bb $200 or so), that comes to $600 (actually, if i were to go with drop bars the total cost... well... and i forgot the headset, so the headset adds $50 and the bars add another ... i think i'd stick with flats.). the whole bike is only $400 more with better parts than i have. so, as i don't have enough to buy the whole bike, i must therefore find a cheaper frameset to make this economy ring true.