Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Bikes: Dawes Kalahari, Puch Prima Super Sport, Graham Weigh 853
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Help me get the frame right :)
So I am in the happy position of being able to spec a frame. Unless I find some kind of crazy deal on ebay, I'm going to get a frame built by Orlando Simoncini via his UK agents, Cycles Clements.
I want the frame to be useful for things other than racing cross in the midatlantic, so I want to specify fender and rack mounts. I would also like to have a seatstay and chainstay bridge.
I'm hoping for a racey geometry, but would this conflict with more mundane tasks? I can't really justify the frame unless I use it for more than the 6 or so VA CX races I can do per year.
Also, lugged steel, probably Columbus Thron or SLX unless I pay a bit more for Dedaciaii Com 12.5. Will have to go for a 1" steerer in order to get the lugs, so I was thinking of sticking with a threaded headset: a key condition is being able to keep the bars high.
I will build it up myself with Stronglight cranks and Campagnolo Veloce everything else. Brakes will be Suntour XC Pro canti's.
Thanks for any input!