Comtemplating purchasing a Surly LHT frame and using most of the components from my '05 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo to do the initial buildup to save money.
My questions are these:
According to Surly you can make the jump from 26' to 700cc wheels at the 56cm frame size. The last time I got fitted for a road bike I was a 56cm, (I'm 5' 10", normal proportions). Can I still use 26" wheels on a 56cm LHT frame ?
My other question is regarding frame size itself. Like I said, the last time I got fitted for a road bike I was a 56cm. (on a '05 Felt). This would be my first touring bike and I realize the geometries are different than on a pure road bike. Could I just go ahead and order a 56cm frame or should I try and find a shop with a LHT in stock ?
Oxford, CT. USA.