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Originally Posted by Schumius
extremely important while doing some steep climb and accidently lose balance.
Huh? Is this your theory, or experience?
Just for the record (and my *experience*), my touring frame tickles my fancy when I am standing astride it and it is vertical. I have never hit the sensitive spot when "loosing balance" (actually, stopping for a rest) on a steep climb -- mainly because I unclip and angle the bike over the side where my foot goes on the ground. It is rare that my bike is vertical under me stopping, starting or at any other time. Mostly I am sitting on the seat!
Standover height equalling inseam may not be practical (reiterated from my previous post). On the other hand, half inch of clearance would not be a deal breaker to get the other dimensions right. In addition, compact-style frames such as the Mongoose Randonneur, may provide the right size with inches of standover room.
The original poster would be better off looking around for other touring models that might just be more appropriate. However, s/he has been somewhat remiss in not detailing the frame s/he has been considering.
And thanks Erick. Any premises that manufactures is, to me, a factory.