I'm zeroing in on a Bob Jackson World Tour as the base for a rando, credit card touring bike. May do some light loaded touring but emphasis will be on a lighter build.
Used an Ultegra road triple on a prior road bike for ~12-15k miles and was not pleased with it. Seemed to always need attention. So I'm inclined toward mtn components, maybe a compact. Would like to have at least a 48 big ring so that may rule out mtn crankset. On the other hand, the compact will not give a nice wide range.
Like the idea of a Phil Wood or SKF BB; something adjustable and bomb-proof.
Not afraid to go non-period even with a BJ lugged frame, but do kind of prefer simple alloy components where possible. Don't love the carbon fiber look, but do like the concept of Campy Ergo brifters for the FD trim capability and the indexed shifting.
Have searched the net and this forum, but not really honed in on a good mix of drivetrain components. Assuming brifters and, maybe, a mtn 9 speed cassette and medium cage, low-normal, RD, what would work smoothly and be robust?
thanks in advance,