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by pedals2slowly
10 Mar 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I would be interested in your build spec when complete cheers Esoteric i think! Normal Touring/Sunday ride/ rough stuff set up will be Hase rear hub, Schmidt dynohub front Schwalbe 622x37 Marathon tyres ESGE guards Flat bars with bar ends Shimano Deore 3 x 9 speed (11 - 32) Stronglight chainset 46/...
by pedals2slowly
9 Mar 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

If helps I see a few people have mentioned a Genesis Vagabond. I like my Genesis Vagabond one of my better buys. Built it up with 50c and mudguards great for touring compliant and will handle rough stuff. I like it so much I have bought another frame which I am likely to build with top end componen...
by pedals2slowly
9 Mar 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I originally bought the stock bike mostly due to a ex demo deal however I did not like the drive train the bar ends don't work well compared to Shimano, I could live with the wheels and brakes and finishing kit though. Def go for custom build the frame deserves it cheers Peter just ordered a 2019 V...
by pedals2slowly
9 Mar 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

If helps I see a few people have mentioned a Genesis Vagabond. I like my Genesis Vagabond one of my better buys. Built it up with 50c and mudguards great for touring compliant and will handle rough stuff. I like it so much I have bought another frame which I am likely to build with top end componen...
by pedals2slowly
1 Mar 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Despite not being the lightest, the Genesis Vagabond is a superb bike/frame. I usually run mine with 32mm Tourguard tyres, but it works superbly with 2 inch tyres aswell. I'm pretty sure you could get away with 2.25 slicks AND mudguards. All the eyelets you could need, and nicely finished. Of cours...
by pedals2slowly
28 Feb 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Bonefishblues wrote:Why are you wedded to a steel fork, out of interest?


I haven't found a carbon fork that gives the same degree of comfort and compliance, though fat tyres do help considerably.
I'm also a bit old school and worried about carbon damage on planes or in the middle of Mongolia
by pedals2slowly
27 Feb 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Just musing, and I know you want steel, but you can bespoke/tweak the geo on the Alpkit Sonder Camino Ti for about the same £ as you'd be spending on the Shand. It's a thought, I do like Titanium but it would be wrong to put a cromalloy fork on that wouldn't it?. Different sort of bike really, I'm ...
by pedals2slowly
27 Feb 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

The Stoater has through axles,the OP said he didn't want those. Life is full or compromises, I've given up having custom built frames because whatever you do there will ALWAYS be something not quite right with it ( Chas Roberts got quite upset when I told him that) unless you have the same frame bu...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Oh right, yes, I was agreeing with you but just adding that while it’s a good philosophy, I personally would have used an image of a bike with a cut steerer, because it looks better. Not a particular amazing insight, but there you go :D . So, OP, which bikes/frames are at the top of your list? Well...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

ElCani wrote:Really? I don’t see it (viewing on a mobile).


Oi! don't hijack the topic please
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Bizarre that Spa even show that stack of spacers - usually the sign of a beginner cyclist, however the trade seems to be full of people who have little knowledge and experience. That definitely doesn’t apply to the people at Spa Cycles... Sorry veering off thread - lets stick to steel 'adventure bi...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Having ridden loaded touring bikes with slim tubes and wider tubes, the latter handle better with a load. They steer better. A beefy frame like Spa use will be more assured with a load. But I bet the dull colour schemes are putting you off. It's a pity because the actual tubes are a step up from th...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

reohn2 wrote:
Scottish Scrutineer wrote:I was going to suggest a Croix de Fer.

I don't think it would meet the OP's tyre section size criteria of 50mm


Correct I have friends with Croix de Fer, or should that be 'des Croix de Feur' they don't 'cut the mustard'
Also still quite heavy
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

So do any of the suggestions so far resonate? yes, thanks everybody for contributions so far. The list seems to be growing day by day. Main issue seems to be getting frame weights out of manufacturers and a proper understanding of what the tyre clearances are. Is it modern insurance claim risk aver...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5316

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

So do any of the suggestions so far resonate? yes, thanks everybody for contributions so far. The list seems to be growing day by day. Main issue seems to be getting frame weights out of manufacturers and a proper understanding of what the tyre clearances are. Is it modern insurance claim risk aver...