Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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The type that uses a single larger tube, with shorter stays from seat tube
to rear dropout will be solid riding.
I built up a light 531 Mercian Mixte, [for a friend] front end
was positively noodly.
the cheaper one used thicker walled tubing for those mixte long tubes
it actually was better.. in not being able to pull the wheel sideways
with the handlebars.