Shouldnt be any worse than what i have just now The tricross, what i want is my tricross with cable disks and the ability to stick hub gears in - the tricross is 120mm spacing and alloy so no cold setting. The tricross has rear exit drop outs , all you do is leave the tail of the mudguard a little more than the length of the drop out away from the wheel.
Tricross on the end. The thorn is gone but it was a horrible frame - on paper it woulda been ideal for this job being designed for the hub but me and that frame just hated each other - twas long enough but too low for me and angles were all derived from an 1942 specialized rock hopper.
mrs trail rats day one with full guards and hub gears and even she can change a flat on that although we tried to negate this afterwards with some conti touring plus? Must admit as much as i dont like the ride of the frame i really like the 8spd alfine action so im tempted to get the alfine roadrat on c2w and just be done with it.