Thank you very much for all your replies.
- Thanks for your advice ref. buying a complete bike. I can imagine it would be quite easy to pay over the odds for a frame, on the strength that the seller has put "fixie/singlespeed project" in the title.
- I am about 6' (a 20" mountain bike comes up about right - although i usually prefer to ride 18" as it gives me a bit of extra space to move the bike around) and live in North Somerset. What is it you're selling? I might be interested, but please don't count on it - i'd have to get dispensation for any purchases from the Domestic Chief of Staff (you know how it is
So from the sounds of it then, i'm looking for something English, although possibly not Raleigh, as they used a lot of proprietary standards. Dawes? I don't know too many English road frame manufacturers, only Mountain Bikes ones (Pace, Whyte, On-One, Orange, etc) and that's not what i'm looking for...