I have been thinking of building a long-distance bike for some time now and I have pretty much gathered most things I need except a frame. It is not like I really need another bike as I have a couple bikes that could do the job but as you know, one can never have too many bikes plus this will be a good first bike building project.
I had my eyes on the VO Rando frame but I wanted to look at other options in the less than $1500 range, preferentially less than $1000. I found out that older versions of the Sam Hillbone frame can be had for $1000 and there may be an additional $100 discount for Adventure Cycling Association members.
Does anyone have any thoughts on or experience with these two frames? Please feel free to suggest other solid frames in this price range that may be suitable for long distance riding.