I took the frame to a local bike shop today and it is confirmed that i could comfortably fit a 700c Rim on there with any tyre up to about a size 32. I’m opting for a size 25 tyre to give me a little more of a comfy ride over the smallest 23 size whilst still keeping a low profile look.
The frame and new forks will go off next week for a respray. I’m going to go for a powdercoat, it works out half the price of an enamel job. I can’t justify paying almost $150 more for the paint job than i did for the actual frame!
I have also bought some Orange Bike frame transfers from the UK. I’m debating whether i’ll actually use any of them. I was thinking of putting the Union Jack on the base of the seat tube on the frame and possibly putting a minimal orange logo on the headtube. I’ll see when the frame is painted and i have the decals to hand.