Brucey wrote: have you got good info on frame angles
Yes, although I thought I had the seat angle but I can't find it now. Headtube is 74, quite steep. Toptube length is fine (57cm effective) same as an 80s 22.5" Raleigh. I went from riding 23/23.5" classic frames 73 parallel, to slightly smaller 22.5" — I found riding on the tops with a short stem most comfortable, hence moving to a more upright position build with semi sweptback bars (I think I;m going for Nitto B2522 'jitensha'). TBH I've got in a bit of a muddle with all the options — my main original aim was:
1. Wider tyres (38mm minimum)
2. 584 rims (650b/27.5) to match the conversion on doing on my partner's mixte.
3. A more upright build with 2 hand positions ie: Nitto jitensha parallel to saddle.
What's your advice on geometry for touring/everyday/everything bike, Brucey?