Old 05-11-14, 04:38 PM
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There are more than a few great steel bikes that meet the OP's needs ("Sport" touring). Soma doublecross would work well as would the surly crosscheck. Or the soma smoothie or surly pacer if looking for something a bit racier. The all city space horse is pretty much designed to be a light tourer along the lines that the OP is looking for. Or look for a vintage sports touring bike that takes long reach side pulls and then mod it to your heart's content. They're out there. Also the Velo Orange pass hunter would work very well.

Honestly, I don't think you should be that fixated on all the numbers you threw out there. There are plenty of good ways of designing a frame that may not meet all those requirements. I'd focus more on the stated goal of your N plus 1 (sports or light touring).
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