05-16-09, 08:40 AM
I do a lot of centuries now on my steel roadie - great bike but really a performance frame and not a tourer. My quiver of bikes has a Light CF bike for sprints & climbs, my columbus steel frame for longer rides, a AL MTB for ... well don't use it much and an ancient steel gas pipe freebee that I use to commute. I have been thinking of dropping two bikes and picking up a good touring frame. After looking at a lot of models I really like the quality, geometry and frame materials (columbus novachrome) of the Roberts Transcontinental (http://www.robertscycles.com/p_touring.html). Being in the states I probably won't have an opportunity to see - let alone ride one. Anyone have any experience with this bike? Any thoughts or words of wisdom would be appreciated.