Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

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djoptix
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Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby djoptix » 19 Jan 2016, 10:21am

Good morrow CTC people. I've got a Kaffenback with a Genesis CdF fork which I really like, apart from one issue. The rear triangle is just a bit short. With the tyres I want to use (Pasela Tourguard 32), it means that I've had to cut a bit out of the mudguard so that it fits round the derailleur. A bit silly really for what's meant to be a do-everything frame.

At some point I'd like to upgrade a bit, and sort out this rear triangle issue too. Any recommendations? I've considered the newer Kaffenback frame but it looks very short too.

My criteria:

* 700c
* disc compatible
* full complement of mudguard and rack mounts
* I like steel (this is my do-everything bike - tow littluns in the trailer, long loaded rides etc)
* not silly money

Go!

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby beardy » 19 Jan 2016, 10:27am

If it is just the frame and for a "workhorse" bike, I would start with a Disc Trucker and then see if anybody comes up with anything better. Have a look at the Straggler too while you are there.

Here is one at £320 if you are the right size and colour to fit it.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-fo ... set-p10935

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby whoof » 19 Jan 2016, 10:29am

Can you give an idea of what you would want to spend? Everyone's idea of what 'silly money' is different.

If you look at this thread someone was looking for a steel disc compatible frame and it was better value to buy one of these and then sell off the unwanted bits.
The price has gone up to £1150 form the original offer of £1000.

http://www.swinnertoncycles.co.uk/bikes ... ike-p49928


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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby whoof » 19 Jan 2016, 1:06pm

breakwellmz wrote:This sort of thing?-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231277328320? ... EBIDX%3AIT


If you read the description these appear to be new 1990's frames that have never been built-up. Either someone had some very good foresight or the disc-brake mounts have been added recently, interesting. I thought that forks had to be beefed up for use with disc brakes.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby Tacascarow » 19 Jan 2016, 1:26pm

whoof wrote:
breakwellmz wrote:This sort of thing?-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231277328320? ... EBIDX%3AIT


If you read the description these appear to be new 1990's frames that have never been built-up. Either someone had some very good foresight or the disc-brake mounts have been added recently, interesting. I thought that forks had to be beefed up for use with disc brakes.

The frame isn't disc compatible, only the forks which are probably a recent addition.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby djoptix » 19 Jan 2016, 1:30pm

I had spotted those RSP frames, but they're only a disc fork and I'd like the disc on the back too :)

Disc Trucker is a great suggestion, thanks. Probably £320 is about the top end of my budget to be honest - I dare say I could make something back from selling the Kaffenback, as it's one of the swap-out ones which are quite rare.

£1100 is a bit too much in one hit for me, even though I'm sure one could make a good chunk of it back selling the bits.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby stewartpratt » 19 Jan 2016, 2:11pm

If you happen to be tall, drop me a PM. I have an unused Cube Touring RF frame for sale, but it's 62cm. It's also aluminium, but that's no bad thing for what you want it for and at this size, and the price is good :)

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby Si » 19 Jan 2016, 2:52pm

breakwellmz wrote:This sort of thing?-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231277328320? ... EBIDX%3AIT


Looks interesting but looks like it's not got lower rider mounts on the fork. Not a total deal breaker but very much a preference on a tourer for me.
Also the frame sizing on bikes like this always gives me some concern as it has a sloping top tube but I didn't see an equivalent to figure on it.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby djoptix » 19 Jan 2016, 4:04pm

stewartpratt wrote:If you happen to be tall, drop me a PM. I have an unused Cube Touring RF frame for sale, but it's 62cm. It's also aluminium, but that's no bad thing for what you want it for and at this size, and the price is good :)


PM sent.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby djoptix » 19 Jan 2016, 4:04pm

Si wrote:
breakwellmz wrote:This sort of thing?-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231277328320? ... EBIDX%3AIT


Looks interesting but looks like it's not got lower rider mounts on the fork. Not a total deal breaker but very much a preference on a tourer for me.


I agree - a lot of the time I ride with only my front panniers on (I like to be able to keep an eye on them :) ) and lowriders are a must. In fact that's why I replaced my standard Kaffenback fork with the CdF one.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby breakwellmz » 19 Jan 2016, 4:46pm

Si wrote:
breakwellmz wrote:This sort of thing?-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231277328320? ... EBIDX%3AIT


Looks interesting but looks like it's not got lower rider mounts on the fork. Not a total deal breaker but very much a preference on a tourer for me.
Also the frame sizing on bikes like this always gives me some concern as it has a sloping top tube but I didn't see an equivalent to figure on it.


I bought one `frame only` and fitted a Trek fork to it (V brakes back and front) Can you get disc brake adapters?
I can forward dimensions off of mine if anyone wants them.


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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby Des49 » 19 Jan 2016, 10:22pm

beardy wrote:If it is just the frame and for a "workhorse" bike, I would start with a Disc Trucker and then see if anybody comes up with anything better. Have a look at the Straggler too while you are there.

Here is one at £320 if you are the right size and colour to fit it.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-fo ... set-p10935


Great price, but it seems that any size other than a 42cm are £360. An annoying way to pull you in to have a look.

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Re: Recommend (or sell!) me a touring frame (disc 700c)

Postby rmurphy195 » 20 Jan 2016, 5:52pm

I have one of these http://www.condorcycles.com/collections ... c-frameset

frame might be a bit expensive for some.

Mine is kitted-out with a Spa cycles triple chainset and mostly budget parts (and some second-hand ones!)
Brompton, Condor Heritage, creaky joints and thinning white (formerly grey) hair
""You know you're getting old when it's easier to ride a bike than to get on and off it" - quote from observant jogger !