If you were building a touring bike (and you're 220lbs+ like I am), which components on your bike would you prefer were for mountian bikes, and which for road bikes? I have a rear XT derailleur I will be using, a cassette from Harris, and 105 shifter/levers. [Frame is an OCR touring 2003]. If you were building from scratch, of the remaining components, of which would you get ultegra/105 and which might you get lx/xt/xtr? Should I buy a road crank, or is a mountaiin bike crank be better for a touring bike? For brakes, I was thinking about getting 105 brakes, and maybe add a rear disc brake later. For hubs, I was thinking about getting a dynamo hub for the front, and a 105 rear (good/bad?).
This bike is just something to work on, never done this before. If anyone has any links to articles on various aspects of assembly it would really be appreciated. (I will probably end up taking the bike to a shop to check alignment on the derailleurs and other areas of the bike)
Thanks a lot