Does anyone have direct experience with using a conventional road crankset on these frames? The frame I have is an Ultegra 6503 (octalink) triple 52-42-30. I need a frame that will fit with that 52t chain wheel.
Another question concerning tire clearance. On the Performance site, there are some negative comments on getting a wheel with a larger tire on and off - I can't tell if they're talking about the front and rear wheel.
I remove my front wheel very often for transport. I will be using either cantis or V brakes, of course. I plan to ride this on paved and gravel roads as a commuter so will be using some 700c X 32mm tires I have. Will it be any problem at all to take off or replace the front wheel (assuming brake quick release opened)?
The rear wheel I'm not so concerned about - rarely remove it and don't mind if I have to deflate to remove or replace.