I'm a newbie to touring, and this has prolly been asked before, so please bear with me.
I'm building a new (my first) touring rig and I'm planning to run 700 x 32C tyres on Mavic A719 rims with 36h, 3x lacing to Centaur hubs. I'm looking specifically for recommendations regarding tyres. I'd like to get folding tyres so I can carry a spare in my panniers, and I'd also like to have beige-colored sidewalls on them (being the retro-grouch that I am). The new top-o-the-line Schwalbe's don't come in my size (but maybe they will soon?), but otherwise would seem to work fine. The next model down, in the Schwalbe line, doesn't have the colored sidewalls (whcih I could live with), but has a wire bead and thus shouldn't be folded.
Is a folding tyre necessary? Being a roadie primarily, I like to have a spare handy in case of a possible tyre sidewall blowout, or similar. Maybe that's not as much of a problem with touring tyres, though, since they seem to be much sturdier.
What say you?