O.K. I told you all there would more questions.
I'm going to get the touring bike built and I have to decide between flat bars and drops. I've always found drop bars too low and somewhat squirelly(sp) to ride. The person who is going to build my bike has said that's because the bikes I have ridden were too small and the bars too low. He thinks drop bars are the way to go but will build for flat bars (I presenly use the Nashbar trecking bar) I guess you can change later but you need to change stems because of the different frame length for drop bars.
Anyway I think that I am going to try using drop bars but there is a problem, I have massive shoulders (I wear a 54 inch jacket) and drop bars seem to be built for little racers and are very narrow. Does anyone know where I can find some really wide bars?
Thanks for the help, I think the planning is as much fun as the riding.