I am going to buy a downtube bike - either the 8H or 9 Speed with front shock which I plan to use for loaded touring.
1. What rack will fit on the front? Maybe an Old Man Mountain (Which model)?
2. Is the stock rear rack good enough or do I need to plan on replacing it? If replace
with which rack?
3. Planning on using JANDD Mini-Mountain's which are expandable as I already have 2 of them,
any suggestions on other panniers?
4. What about large handlebar bags, suggestions?
5. Anyone know what the gears in the 8H are equivalent to in a cassette?