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    In the search of the perfect frame.

    I have a Raleigh One Way in too small of a size for me. I've adjusted it and bought a new stem, but it's still too small for my liking. I love the rest of the bike though.

    http://www.raleighusa.com/archive/2010-road/one-way/

    My question is, does anyone know of a frame I could buy to swap over my components, or most of them so I could have a better fitting bike.

    -Clearance for 35-38s.
    -Canti brakes, or even disc mounts
    -Singlespeed/fixed(either horizontal dropouts or track ends)
    -Horizontal top tube, or mildly sloping
    -Fender/rack mounts don't matter
    -59-60cm(23 inch)
    -Top tube of around 56-57cm

    I've been looking for a while, but only custom options seem to be available. A Cross Check is pretty close, but the top tube feels too long for me, even with a stubby stem.

    I'm in Canada, so BikesDirect isn't an option.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Um.... why are you sticking to that size if its wrong for you?

    How did you decide on a size?
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    The bike has a 55cm seat tube now, sized as a "57."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelis View Post
    The bike has a 55cm seat tube now, sized as a "57."
    whatever. it's the reach you're complaining about.
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    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
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    That did not answer my question.

    How did you decide what size works best for you?
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    I've had a few road bikes(old 10 speeds) in the past that were 23" frames with horizontal top tubes and they fit great. They're getting too hard to find around here though.

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    If you want a 57cm top tube, try a 57cm bike. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...ut--10923.html may be worth looking into.
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    Familiarize yourself with late 80s or early 90s touring frames.

    Specifically the Fuji Touring Series from 199Xish has a 59cm seat tube and a 57cm top tube. Canti-brake studs, clearance for 38+ tires. Triple-butted 4130 steel with a horizontal top tube. Forged horizontal dropouts with adjusters. Very well made, clean welds and machining. Rides like a dream.

    Good lucking finding the bare frame. I got mine of Craigslist last spring for $90. They're generally an under-appreciated frameset.




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