Dr S wrote:
I'm thinking along the lines of a fast singletrack / urban commutor kinda thing; think hybrid on coke. I want a bike i can just jump on and go for a fast run for a few hours on a sunday without the drag of fat tyres. I tried a road bike last year and hated the fact i could not dive off down the footpaths i was passing along the way.
I was pondering the use of very shallow drops or Jones H bars rather than arse in the air drops. The extra height shouldn't be too much of a problem i hope.
I'm just waiting /planning a similar thing. Must think about axle spacings. I'm waiting for some 700c wheels built on xt hubs to arrive via postman. Then going in a cindercone with a 700c project2 v/canti fork and a mavic adaptor for the rear. If all works out will ditch the mavic thing and get the canti bosses brazed on. Just going 14 or 16sp so can use short cage mech for tidiness.
Will start a build thread... ... if it ever happens