Hi there. I am in the progress of building a tourer, or you can say that I am in the planing stage of building one. At once as i started thinking about it I realised that I dont really know crap about it.
Here is the questions:
1. How do I determine my appropriate frame size? I am 178cm if that helps.
2. Should I go for the LX or XT gear system? I have heard that the xtr is so light that it's to fragile. Does that apply to XT to some extent too?
3. Anyone know's where to look for frames or could help me find one? I really suck at ebay. I prefer steel of course. I really need a sturdy one as I would be biking at alot of bad roads and such
4. One other option I was thinking about was that I buy a mountainbike with 26'' wheels and refitt it to a tourer.
Im just having problems finding one with the appropriate measurements so that I can weld on mounts for the racks without hiting them with my feet when I pedal. Anyone have any suggestions on what to buy? My buget is at about 1200$ for a new bike and then alot more to equip it but I'd rather just find a frame as I would have to replace all the wheels and such anyway.
More questions is to come I am sure, would be thankfull for your help.