So in the face of overwhelming evidence i am coming to the conclusion that i need to face facts. I shouldn't have listened to the spotty yoof in my semi local BS, i bought the wrong size frame. Doh!
Happily this gives me an excuse to sell purchasing the right size frame to "her indoors" and bag some reynolds steel in the process
I'm very tempted to get a mk3 cotic soul. No chance to demo one this way but everything i've read points toward it being a good choice for round here. Cy has been super helpful by email so far in this regard.
So two questions, first, if i get a soul frame can anyone think of anything obvious apart from the seatpost that wont port straight over from my genesis core? I have a tapered steerer in it already so i'm hoping the headset and bb will fit? It's definately a case of keeping the initial cost down and then upgrading smaller bits on the sly later!
Second any opinions on the value of a 2012 core frame 17.5" if i sell it afterwards?
It's in good condition, couple of paint scuffs and a small dent in the top tube but all normal wear and tear!
thanks in advance