· Climbin' Clyde
I'm thinking up my next bike project, building a commuter for my soon to be son-in-law. He's got a suburban commute of a few miles, and I think a cool ride would be a bike with the Shimano Alfine gruppo, which includes an internal 8-speed hub with a centerlock disc mount, single ring crank and one trigger shifter. I haven't built a SS bike yet (I think the 8-speed hub would work with vertical dropouts and a tensioner, but would look cleaner mounted on rear dropouts without) so I don't really know what's out there. I'm looking for sturdy & affordable, 700c wheel size, and probably a steel fork with disc mounts. Anybody else build up something similar? Any ideas for frames?