My trusty early-90's Bridgestone XO frame died on me last year on the Cowichan Valley Trail and is un-reparable so I am looking for a new one. I am not a collector or looking for anything pristine; just looking to replace my frame and be able to keep my wheels and components to re-create my beauty that served me all these years touring and commuting in a budget-conscious way.
If anyone can steer me toward a 20.5 XO 1,2 or 3 frame or bike I would be truly appreciative.
Happy BTW; to share any information on cycling or touring in the NW, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, etc
Those can be tough to find. Not a lot of them were made and they have become collectible esp. for the upper end XOs. For an inexpensive commuter, I'd look at a vintage mtb. They're out there and pretty inexpensive. For a rider, there is some retro love going on in companies like Surly, Soma, and Velo-orange to name a few. They make some great frames that take fat tires.
Good luck finding an XO in your size but don't rule out alternatives.