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Originally Posted by reiffert
Toss in the $50 or so shipping.
My bet is the $50-100 won't pencil out by the time you've had the frame prepped, gotten parts, etc.
And it is 650B wheels. What advantage is that off in the hinterlands?
Caliper brakes, I don't see rack eyelets; So I'd wonder about the handling. But it would make a neat rando or century bike or maybe CC touring.
The 650b is not much of an issue, the only inconvenience maybe having to wait a day or two if you need a new rim or tire. The Bleriot has eyelets, what Rivendell doesn't?, the handling is fine for touring, look at the geometry 44.5cm chainstays, and long reach calipers work just fine on a touring bike.
Durward_Kirby, the Jamis 410mm chainstays are too short to make a stable tourer you want something at least 43cm. Also Rivendell suggests that the max load on a Bleriot (rider plus gear) should be 230lbs. So I'd recommend something sturdier like an Atlantis, a Bombadil or a Co-Motion Mazama, they are all made for big riders wanting to carry stuff.