I hope all is well. Im usually hanging out on the commuter forum or the Clydes but I have needs that best calls for the expertise right here.
Im 5'10" 247 Lb , short 29/30 inseam, somewhat long torso.
My current Bike that I commute most of the time on is a Surly cross check that I built up 2 years ago.
the LBS I bought the frame from only used the SO height as the only determining factor. the 50cm although the SO height is fine the bike just isnt right.
1) the geometry on my cross check is not at all relaxed with the 700 wheels .
2) my brooks saddle is all the way back and I have a very long and tall stem.
3) although not a big issue my stack height Is an ugly 5.5 "
4) I have a 2 legged kickstand but its a cob job not right.
5)need a few more brazeons...
anyway what if any Stock frames or manufacturers have sloping top tube (compact design) that would accomidate my build or is custom the only answer?
Im even thinking of perhaps building a frame this winter if I can find the time and some layout help , actually Velonomad lives near me but he hasnt posted in a while so I cant contact him (im a pretty good metal worker )
I was thinking perhaps thorn Or ??? also I would like to use the new long reach calipers vs cantis or V brakes if possible.
"John" riding in the tour de cure!