I have been riding a mtb on my tours for the last few years, and am thinking about upgrading to a "real" touring bike. I am thinking that it would be best to build one from the ground up, but first I have a few questions...
1. Is it really worth all the money to upgrade?
2. How difficult is it to build the bike?
3. Am I better off buying something like a Bianchi Volpe (that is about where my budget is)
Im sure Ill have more questions as the project progresses, but I thought Id ask these before I begin.