[CR]mercian frame problem?

Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

From: "Rod Kronenberg" <rodk3d@attbi.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:09:51 -0600
cc: internet-bob@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]mercian frame problem?

Hi all, I have a 65cm c-t frame on order with Mercian Cycles. I wanted it built to the same geometry as a Rivendell Atlantis, which is almost the same as Heron touring frame. I just received a note from Grant at Mercian that says the following:

One of our frame builders has just started to check your frame on his frame jig and found that the bottom bracket height has come out at 101/8" this is 1/2" less than we would normally build such a frame. Are you sure this height or bottom bracket drop is correct? Do you want us to proceed with the build?

I know Rivendell favors a lower bottom bracket height, is this something Mercian is just not used to or is there something else out of whack?

Any and all suggestions would be really welcome.

Rod Kronenberg
Fort Collins, CO