I was just kicking around the idea of building up a road bike on a cross frame for training to be a little more comfortable than my aluminum frame. What would everyone suggest? I was thinking of finding a used frame, but I was doing a couple of quick searches on ebay and couldn't find any steel cross frames going for frameset only. Oh yeah, I'm 6'5" and basically need the biggest size, which doesn't help me find anything at all.
The frames that I am considering so far are:
Soma Double Cross
Surly Cross Check
I am not so excited about the spacing on both the Surly and the Soma, both have the 132.5mm spacing, and I don't really want to bend the frame to fit the road set up. I have an old Specialized mountain bike which I bent from about 125mm to 135mm and it rides fine, but doesn't quite have the same alignment as it should. Of course that was a drastic difference, but I really don't want to mess with that again. Thanks for all the help!