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Old 04-29-14, 12:45 PM   #1
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Building a SS Townie (What to look for in a frame)

After drooling over all the great looking townies in the “Showoff Your Townies” thread , I have a few questions about what I should look for in building up a Townie Bike.

(I posted pics of my old Townie in that thread)

What should I look for in a frame in order to get a more upright riding position that my current roadie.

2001 Lemond Maillot Jaune.
Seat Tube 53 c-c
Top Tube 545
Head Angle 73
Seat Angle 73.25
Fork Rake 47
Chainstay 415
Wheelbase 984
BB Drop 70
Stem 110
Standover 772

(I am just a bit streched on this setup and could probably use a shorter stem, but I put in many miles and its comfortable.)

In terms of getting a more townie ride, do I go with a smaller frame size? Different geometry? If so what are the relevant measures I should look at?

I am considering a Kilo or Jury frame as my base if that helps focus the conversation. But I am open to any suggestions.


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