GVH has a 62cm Jeff Lyon touring frame on their site that I have been eyeing for some time now. They have had it for a good while - well over a year. Here are the frame specs:
ST = 62 c-c
TT = 59
HT = 19.7
SA = 73
HA = 73.5
CS = 44
Long reach brakes
Well I would have wished for another cm or so on the top tube but, the 59 is workable. I would have also preferred normal seat stays but, again the wishbone is not the end of the world. The thing that bothers me the most is the 73.5 HA. Now I realize that the trail figure is a function of both HA and fork rake. However, I would like to know if anyone of you see a potential problem with this being that virtually every bike that I have looked into seem to have a more relaxed head angle. Will this be problematic for front panniers should I decide to mount a pair? Mounting of lights? I will probably opt for the Schmidt hub/Lumitec system.
Also, I don't see a potential issue with the wishbone stay however, if any of your think there could be one then I am all ears.
Other than that, I believe $700 for a fillet brazed 725 frame is not a bad price. And GVH seems to offer a competitive build package too.