starting to think about building a second bike with a little lower gear ratio. the main situations i want this for:
- light off-road
so far i've been looking at the Eighth Inch Butcher frame - it can fit larger tires for off-road use, and has a nice high bottom bracket so i can run longer cranks (i'm about 6'2").
one thing i was curious about... i'm definitely going to run a front brake, but i'd like to try some barspins (or just never have my front brake bump into my frame), so i was wondering what the best way to do that is. this dood seems to have figured it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAyyaVnoMdc. would these work - http://www.danscomp.com/309015.php ?? what fork/brake would you recommend?
also, are larger tires better for rain?