Wanted: Strong and Stable Frameset

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  • After the untimely failure of the dropout on my daily commuter/loadlugger I'm after a replacement. This will be for day-to-day use, family rides and possibly some mini-tours/camping. Not fussy about material, headset size or wheel size (26" or 700c) or dropouts (vertical or semi-horizontal) but needs to fit a few specs:

    -Big enough to fit me (6ft with long legs)
    -Rigid forks
    -Canti/V-brake studs
    -Eyelets at the dropouts for mudguards and racks
    -Strong enough to lug heavily laden panniers and stable under load
    -Not super racey, would prefer a relatively high front end
    -Not super pretty, this is going to get locked up round town

    I guess the dream ticket would be a Surly LHT or something like that. Let me know what you've got. I'd prefer something not too-spendy, but would stretch the point for exactly the right frame and forks.

  • Got a Salsa Casseroll for sale which ticks all your boxes apart from canti studs, but I have some long drop brakes I can throw in. I’ve had 32mm tyres under guards on it with those, no problem.

    Nice ride, not too racey . They call it road geometry rather than road race, built for all day riding.


  • I did spot that and it's very tempting. I'm concerned that it's not quite big enough though. How tall are you and what was the fit like?

  • Sent you a PM with some info which may help

  • PM being Teresa May? I hope that was an intended pun?

  • TM frameset made with Boris tubing and ERG brazing...

  • cc @TheresaMay

  • It would be an uncomfortable ride.

  • And possibly fall apart.

  • Possibly? Guaranteed surely?

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Wanted: Strong and Stable Frameset

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