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    Building a SS Townie (What to look for in a frame)

    After drooling over all the great looking townies in the “Showoff Your Townies” thread , I have a few questions about what I should look for in building up a Townie Bike.

    (I posted pics of my old Townie in that thread)

    What should I look for in a frame in order to get a more upright riding position that my current roadie.

    2001 Lemond Maillot Jaune.
    Seat Tube 53 c-c
    Top Tube 545
    Head Angle 73
    Seat Angle 73.25
    Fork Rake 47
    Chainstay 415
    Wheelbase 984
    BB Drop 70
    Stem 110
    Standover 772

    (I am just a bit streched on this setup and could probably use a shorter stem, but I put in many miles and its comfortable.)

    In terms of getting a more townie ride, do I go with a smaller frame size? Different geometry? If so what are the relevant measures I should look at?

    I am considering a Kilo or Jury frame as my base if that helps focus the conversation. But I am open to any suggestions.


    Goodness Of Fit
    Last edited by goodnessoffit; 04-29-14 at 01:58 PM.

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