I currently ride a vintage Raleigh with an 8 speed internal hub. It works great down south but I will be moving to the Great Lakes region this summer.
Before these relocation plans I intended to build up a custom titanium frame to fit my taller than average height. Since I will be moving to the north and am in the process of designing a new frame, I thought it would be best to make sure the frame is winter compatible.
What features do you wish your bike had for riding in the winter urban environment? My plan is to add plenty of extra braze ons and other rack mounting points.
How much clearance do I need for tires? I plan to use 700c rims.
Any suggestions so I don't forget anything in my frame order is greatly appreciated.