this is related to my previous query.
I am taking a trip to Taiwan in the next few weeks and I am trying to choose a suitable frame/bike for touring Asia. I have contacted a store in Taiwan that sells the Surly LHT. That's great but I am around 184-185cm tall and people are telling me that a 54cm frame would be too small. So here is my dilemma: Surly LHT frames built for a 26" wheel have a maximum size of 54cm, after that (56cm and up) the frames are built for a 700 wheel.
So I am seeking your advice. Here's what I've heard so far:
- go with the 54cm frame and just use seat post and bar stems to correct any sizing issues
- go with a larger frame, and a 700 wheel, and just stock up on some 700 tubes and tyres before I set off on my travels
- get a different frame instead of the Surly LHT??? any suggections are welcome
I would like to organize as much of my bike build requirements before I go to Taiwan in case there is a longer lead time, for the store to order components, than the time I will have to spend in Taiwan (1 week).
What are Giant like? Do they currently build any touring models? I could n't find any on their website.