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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to build a touring bike for a trip from the UK to Japan, leaving in the spring. I had previously posted asking if anyone had an 18 inch frame that would be up to the job, but I've since been advised that in fact a 17" would probably fit me better (i'm 5'8").

So - does anyone have a decent steel MTB frameset, with not too aggressive a geometry that might suit converting to a touring bike?

Currently based in Brighton but can travel about a bit (will be making a trip to near bristol and swansea in the near future too.)

Thanks! :)
Chris


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Still got this, could be pretty cheap if you wanted it...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:29 pm 
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I've got a steel Stumpjumper with forks in a 18 which I'm sure will be fine for you. Could do with a lick of paint if I was fussy :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:23 am 
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What kind of budget? I have a NOS Orbit built from 531, lugged and brazed with a good amount of braze-ons. It was more than likely built as a 26” wheeled Touring bike so is a bit taller at the front too.


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i have a On-one inbread if your interested.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:14 am 
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Rod_Saetan wrote:
NOS Orbit built from 531.


That Orbit is pure class..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:30 pm 
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I have a Bontrager Privateer Comp frame and matching Rockshox Judy XC here that can go if that suits your needs? It’s a medium.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm 
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Still looking?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi WimVDD and everyone else, thanks so much for all your offers! I managed to pick up an Orange Clockwork from someone on here which should do the job nicely :) Any problems with that and i'll get in touch.


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