I've always wanted a cyclocross steel bike. I'm in the process of building one, but I got confused with the geometries I want to use. Researching different geometries of different bike frame manufacturers and noticed the geometry usually used is 72 HT and 74 ST. I was able to try that geometry when I asked a local frame builder to build a fixed gear using those specs and I liked it. I stand 5'6" and I'm used to bikes with a 30" stand over.
Would it really matter if I change the HT angle to 71? I'm not sure if I would even feel the difference, but would like to know how it would affect handling.