I have a box full of parts that would just about make up another bike, but I am short a frame. I don't want to spend a fortune, and would snap up a 456 evo2 frame if it had a 44mm head tube (the fork I have for the build has a tapered steerer), but it doesn't.
Next the On-One 45650B Frame caught my eye, it has a 44mm head tube and the only difference in the geometry between it and the 456 evo2 is an additional 5mm in the chain stays. It would also be nice to have the flexibility to perhaps switch to 650B parts down the line. So is there anything to stop me running my existing 26" fork, wheels etc. in a 45650B Frame, or will that 5mm, or something else I haven't thought of, mess up the handling completely?
Any thoughts, one way or the other? Thanks.