The Idea has been in my mind for a while now: A gravel racer with high tire clearance. Plus: lowrider mounts, fender mounts and rack mounts.
The name of the model will be: Croix de Coeur – based on the name of a cabine in the alps close to my Swiss home.
To use the potential of steel as a frame material, I will try to combine lateral stiffness (quite a lot to make riding with luggage not feel sloppy) with some vertical flexibility. The result of thiese ideas are oval main tubes:
Top tube – Reynolds 853 ProTeam oval 28×34
Downtube – Reynolds 853 ProTeam oval 28×34
Seat Tube – Columbus Max. 28.6 on top, 28×34 at the bottom bracket
Early idea of the paint scheme:
Latest design update: