I'm made of earth!
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
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I don't know the specific gear you mention, but I do know it is better to start your tour with a bike that is already outfitted. In other words, have new tires, new tubes, new whatever, before you head off. If you have to refit any parts mid-trip, you might be out of luck and get stuck with some inferior quality parts.
I should have put new tires on before leaving for my cross-Europe last summer. About midway thorugh, I needed to replace my Schwalbe Marathon Plus's, but couldn't find anything except normal tires. I had 0 flats before the tire change, and 10 after. If I'd had new ones on before leaving,I wouldn't have needed to change all those flats. Live and learn.