I am a happy camper/tourer today! I just got off the phone with Robert Beckman and finally placed an order for a Sakkit 26” Expedition with racks and panniers after spending the last few months researching and with the occasional conversation with Mr. Beckman. I am looking at a long 2-3 year tour in about 3 or 4 years so I’m able to wait for the bicycle to be built wonderfully! Still have my trusty Trek 520 which has been relegated lately to a commuter as I sold my car several months ago (one of the reasons I can afford his bicycles at this point) so I can still tour until the Sakkit comes in. I guess I just had to tell someone, my friends in my area don’t understand even spending $500 on a bicycle, so They’d just laugh
Oh well, today is a good day!
I still have some things to take care of like getting a real proper fit measurement and deciding If I want cable actuated disc brakes or not, he recomended them for the type of tour I have planned. Also what other options I want, mostly It's been planned out for a good while, but still some things to think about.