that's my opinion to, what's the point of going to a custom builder then telling him to make something so specific that he becomes just a labourer.
Tom is happy to make to the geometry i want (or anyone wants regarding mountain bikes although he's very set on road geometry) because there are so many variations on forks etc.
i have specified a few things regarding placement of cable guides etc and a couple of other things that i prefer mainly things like forward facing cut out on the seat tube for the seat clamp but i found that Tom preferred those things himself anyway! so that was good.
basically i want it to be his frame built how he thinks it should be built for me, it will be a mix of reynolds tubing, the three main tubes will be 853, i can't remember what the others were off the top of my head though.
this i think will be the last (modern) frame i buy for a long time, i want it to be right, handling wise, quality wise, fit wise and i want it to look f***ing cool.
and that's why i went to see Tom.
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