Join Date: May 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: Waterford RST-22, Bob Jackson World Tour, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Soma Saga, De Bernardi SL, Specialized Sequoia
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The frame looks very promising if the geometry suits you. If not, the price for custom geometry is also reasonable. A few things aren't clear to me from the photos, however. I can't tell if the front fork has fender mounts. The description also isn't clear about whether the price includes the front fork. The head tube is very short for a touring frame in the standard geometry. Chain stays are also on the short side. If I got one, I would definitely spring the extra cash for custom geometry to make it more tour-worthy.
I've got another titanium bike, an Eddy Merckx AX made by Litespeed. I love the bike, and have often thought that titanium would make the perfect touring frame if properly designed. Add S&S couplers and it would be ideal.