I’m eventually going to build a winter / everyday bike. What tubeset should I use?
I weigh 60kg, it’ll be a 54cmish size, TIG welded with a Columbus Hiver or Condor Pioggia fork (360g with large clearances and mudguard eyelets!).
Do I go through the complex ordering process with Reynolds to get 631, possibly not meeting their minimum order and asking a favour from one of you
Order Columbus something (thoughts?) from ceeway along with all the little bits
Get True Temper from Henry James (probably pricey inc. shipping but quite cool).
I’m ok at TIG but would no doubt blow holes in a fancy tubeset. I have about 2m of 28.6mm x 0.9mm 4130 tube from Aerocom to practice on, but I’d prefer to use something butted and lighter for the actual frame. As it’ll have a 1 1/8” HT I think I’d like to use oversize tubes, though I’m guessing non-round tubes will be more than my paper-template-hand-mitring can handle.