Having just bought my dream full suspension bike the total bike count now equals 5! Living in a terraced house and lacking storage, I'm now looking to reduce the number of bikes I own (I know it goes against n+1) The BMX cruiser is up for sale (any takers?) and the vintage road bike commuter is too useful a machine to go anywhere, which leaves the geared hardtail and the single speed. I've hatched a plan to get rid of the frames of these two machines(yet again any takers?)and build up one bike which is run as a single speed most of the time but can have gears fitted for races , when I'm feeling lazy and possible future bike packing expeditions.(Ready for the abuse from all you hardcore 24hr ss racers)
Ideally it will be steel, reasonably priced and available in a 19" frame of larger (I'm a giant!) What would you recommend?
Oh and I think I like the idea of swoppable dropouts over an EBB but open to being persuaded???
All suggestion gratefully received!