Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NE Tx
Bikes: Tour Easy, Linear USS, Lightening Thunderbolt, custom DF, Raleigh hybrid, Felt time trial
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Sweet spot on the saddle to the most common riding position, usually where your hands meet the hoods, is super critical in a touring frame. That is the practical effective tt length, determining how stretched out you'll be for many miles, day after day. Standover is secondary. Unless your dimensions fall within those used for stock frame design, you'll most like have to tweak the ett length of whatever you buy. Stem length and/or seat tube and/or bar type. Only way to know for sure is to buy as close as possible, ride it a lot, and then tweak.
I went through a lot of tweaking with my DF tourer to get it right. It was too big from the get go and my dimensions too far out of the box. No such issues with the bent.
The bicycle is one of the great inventions of mankind. Delights children, challenges young men to feats of daring, and turns old men into boys again.--Me