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    where to get a custom Reynolds frame?

    Hi!

    I've made a frame design in bikeCAD and now I'd like to find a manufacturer who could make that frame for me in Reynolds 853. Any ideas?

    What do you think of my frame design? Oh, and it's a 115 mm fork.
    I'm 5'10.5" and weigh 165-170 lbs.
    I imagined it as a XC/singletrack machine. Do you think it would work for me? Any suggestions?


    Thanks

    P.S. Original cotes were in mm, so that's why they look so freaky precise in "
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    I think the numbers could be tweaked a little more to provide for a better ride. With a 100mm+ travel fork, 71 HTA is going to be too steep, amongst other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    I think the numbers could be tweaked a little more to provide for a better ride. With a 100mm+ travel fork, 71 HTA is going to be too steep, amongst other things.
    sorry, my english is quite poor...
    what do you mean by tweaked?

    and i've been thinking about HTA. in the beginning i was designig a frame for 100 mm fork, and forgot to change the angles in bikeCAD. it would probably be 70 HTA and 72,5 or even 72 STA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovastic
    sorry, my english is quite poor...
    what do you mean by tweaked?

    and i've been thinking about HTA. in the beginning i was designig a frame for 100 mm fork, and forgot to change the angles in bikeCAD. it would probably be 70 HTA and 72,5 or even 72 STA.
    By "tweaked," he means modified or changed. See definition #3 here, and also click "fine-tune" (1a and b).

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    thanks!

    so this would be the new look of the frame with 115 mm fork (488 mm long).

    What changes would you suggest now?

    Thanks again
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    Tom Teesdale of TET Cycles would be a good person to contact.
    His site is not fancy, but his contact info is there:
    http://tetcycles.com/

    Gene Spicer of Spicers Cycles is also a good frame builder/business.
    His site is at:
    http://spicercycles.com/
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    At 5ft 10 I'd probably consider a TT of at least 23.75 if not longer, especially with a 71.5 STA. Stays I'd go the other side of 16.75, and HTA back to 70.

    But that's just me.
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