I'd love a pompino/pompetamine or their Planet X cousin the Kaffenback but at the moment I'm on a small budget and the framset and forks alone would eat up a considerable portion of it. Though the tyre clearance on them is about a 35mm CX tyre at most.
But yes the Google image search has frequently featured an on one flavour if only for ideas on this build...not sure if builds the right word since I don't even have a frame yet
Well that's not strictly true i have a 94? Marin Hawkhill built up with guards and rack as a commuter and my old Carrera Krakatoa sitting forlornly in the shed. Both are 17.5" and after finally doing some research on it I've realised that at 5'11" with a 33" inseam and an ape like arm span of nearly 6'3" from finger tip to fingertip I should probably be riding a 20" mtb and 22-22.5" road CX frame...Or at least I think I should.
So if I use an old 501 or other Chromoly MTB frame for this all rounder project would it be better to go for say a 21" to make it more road like? Or am I talking out of my a***?