i'm planning a trip from phila. to colo. end of aug. - need bare-bones set-up to get me there. have a bike shop willing to give me a trek 540 frame for $350, but components are a mix of whatever he had in the back. i know nothing of this stuff- need to know if it's adequate:
-shimano RSX crankshaft
-EXA6E(or EXAGE?) derailer
-mavic wheel set
-icon stem & handlebar
forgot to give me the brakes. how does it sound so far?? what else should i ask about??? all other bike shops are quoting in the $800s for any touring model, but is this bike really the deal?
VERY MUCH APPRECIATE your input.