PDA

View Full Version : ISO: 56cm ETT Touring/Commuter-ish Frameset...Soma, Surly, vintage?


DRietz
09-18-2016, 11:57 AM
So my pops' birthday is coming up in October and he's been deskbound for many years at work. Runs errands all over town, though, as he works from home, and I have a feeling that he might get a kick out of having the option to ride instead of drive when time affords.

Thus, I'm going to build him a bike for the double nickel (55).

This, of course, starts with a frame and a fork. I was hoping the Paceline collective (maybe even someone local) would be able to help out in that regard.

I'm looking for something that takes 700c wheels and has the option of running at least 28c tires on wide rims (read: ~30mm tires).

Ideally, this would have canti mounts or disc mounts so that fenders wouldn't be an issue/compromise with tire clearance.

I am not looking for a gem, but I am looking for something durable and roadworthy.

p nut
09-18-2016, 01:52 PM
Just a thought: would you think a 90's rigid mountain bike (or a hybrid bike from that era) set up with some up and high Albatross bars may be better? I say this knowing nothing about your dad's cycling background. I got my dad a mountain bike for his birthday one year. But even with the bars level, he wasn't comfortable. Riding position akin to a city bike would've probably worked better, especially considering the minimal mileage he puts on it.

modernfuturist
09-18-2016, 02:29 PM
Maybe check this out? http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=192114

icepick_trotsky
09-18-2016, 03:05 PM
I'm looking to move this along. Handsome size 55.

Geo: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0827/0253/files/Handsome_GeoCharts_Devil.pdf?3596052436793418278

Full complement of braze ons and eyelets. Takes 32s and fenders, maybe 35s or 38s without. Parts available, too.

http://i.imgur.com/olNzHTBh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YLMNWDkh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Bbra7Glh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mflTxUNh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qSb2XA8h.jpg

jtakeda
09-18-2016, 03:28 PM
Are you in a hurry?

When I find a second to build up the frances (I have everything for it) I'm gonna decide whether I like the Frances or the Lemond Poprad Disc more.

Whichever one loses is getting sold.

ceewho
09-18-2016, 04:21 PM
Trying to unload this classic tourer still: http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=163802

Vintage 1984 Trek 620 Tourer, details in the post.

DRietz
09-18-2016, 07:06 PM
Just a thought: would you think a 90's rigid mountain bike (or a hybrid bike from that era) set up with some up and high Albatross bars may be better? I say this knowing nothing about your dad's cycling background. I got my dad a mountain bike for his birthday one year. But even with the bars level, he wasn't comfortable. Riding position akin to a city bike would've probably worked better, especially considering the minimal mileage he puts on it.

I considered an old Stumpy I have in my possession, but I think he definitely needs to be up high and I think he also needs as much motivation to ride as possible, so the faster-accelerating 700c wheel is what guides my current search.

Maybe check this out? http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=192114

Mmm...pretty. A little pricey, though.

Are you in a hurry?

When I find a second to build up the frances (I have everything for it) I'm gonna decide whether I like the Frances or the Lemond Poprad Disc more.

Whichever one loses is getting sold.

Jun, keep me in the loop. His birthday is October 5th. (also let me know if you're too busy/need a mechanic. I freelance in exchange for burritos)

Trying to unload this classic tourer still: http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=163802

Vintage 1984 Trek 620 Tourer, details in the post.

Now THAT looks promising. Pm'd

Hilltopperny
09-18-2016, 08:12 PM
I have a nice surly 54cm lht with 26" wheels, fenders and in great shape. Not entirely sure of your budget or if the size works, but if your interested pm me.