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    Hit me with some (specific) frames

    So... I'm looking for a CX/commuter and I have a long list I want to fulfil. I need a big frame - about 60cm in the top tube and up to 65cm in the seat tube. The issue is, most OTS frames are made for midgets. I was thinking the easiest way to get everything I want would be to go custum, but then that aint cheap, and I thought the .org would have some good suggestions.

    Here's the list:

    • SS Belt drive (potential to run geared is a plus)
    • I live about 50m from the ocean so it needs to be corrosion resistant. Steel is not going to cut it. I'd prefer stainless steel or Ti to carbon, but my concerns about the long term durability of carbon are unfounded.
    • Disc brakes
    • Full guards
    • Up to 38c tyres (should I consider more?)
    • Threadless headset, 1 1/8

    Obviously I can't get a custom carbon build... but what of stainless vs titanium? I've never ridden either and would be keen to know any opinions on the matter. I've read that Ti beats stainless in weight and durability, so why is anyone getting stainless?



    1. I was thinking of using paragon rocker drop outs like this (I really don't like eccentric BBs):








    2. Or what about set up as below (Traitor Cycles Ruben) with a eccentric hub, e.g. white industries Eno, I expect there is enough movement in the caliper mount to work with an Eno?






    3. Then, you could always do this:


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    jeebus, that's a pretty custom list you got there. i can't help too much, but the Specialized Tricross SS ticks a few of your boxes for an OTR bike (and maybe, just maybe, big enough...)
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    Brakefree/Kumo opening FOA special?

    Steel & framesaver & drain holes & a rebuild and internal peek every now and then to respray will survive coastal use.

    WI make an ENO disc mount. Forward Components make an eccentric BB that works with Shimano / FSA ext BB cranks on a regular BB shell. Symes Cycles & Gellie Custom are working on a pivoting disc/rolhoff/etc dropout currently too.

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    Lynskey titanium? Pretty damn sweet, although your size requirements are... extreme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    Brakefree/Kumo opening FOA special?
    only solution I can see.

    For all those requirements, I can't see an off-the-shelf being cheaper than a custom in this case.

    Or even custom colossi as well if the budget doesnt stretch to Kumo.

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    I think Bill from Progetto has built a couple of CX carbon Frames... He's in NSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JAMS View Post
    jeebus, that's a pretty custom list you got there. i can't help too much, but the Specialized Tricross SS ticks a few of your boxes for an OTR bike (and maybe, just maybe, big enough...)
    Yeah the Crux frameset with an ENO hub + ENO ISO mount is an option, but for the belt drive and not sure how is goes with guards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    Steel & framesaver & drain holes & a rebuild and internal peek every now and then to respray will survive coastal use.

    WI make an ENO disc mount. Forward Components make an eccentric BB that works with Shimano / FSA ext BB cranks on a regular BB shell. Symes Cycles & Gellie Custom are working on a pivoting disc/rolhoff/etc dropout currently too.
    1. You would think so, but the maintenance that is required is more onerous than I am interested in - and there are parts of the frame you can't get too sufficiently.

    2. Was aware of the WI part, I just don't really like it. It is a good solution though. The eccentric BB is interesting, though I've never heard glowing feedback on the system.


    Quote Originally Posted by HLC View Post
    Or even custom colossi as well if the budget doesnt stretch to Kumo.
    I think Colossi is a likely solution.
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    I realise that a single frame having all the features on my list is not likely, but I'm open to seeing frames that have some features. Like:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanEsteban View Post
    The eccentric BB is interesting, though I've never heard glowing feedback on the system.
    Here's some. It does exactly what it claims to. It's well made and is easy to setup and adjust once you know how.

    But only if you had a frame you wanted to use. If you're starting from scratch I'd look at other options first.
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    All the belt drive frames I've seen have separating rear stays so you can replace the belt.
    Which makes OTF, which is not already belt drive, non-existent.
    Am I missing something?

    And the TriCross SS is really heavy. Mate has one here and I was less than impressed by the weight. Plus I'm pretty sure it's track spacing so you couldn't run a decent internally geared hub.
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