For my gap year starting this september, a friend and I have decided to attempt to cycle around the world. The only problem is, apart from doing some relatively easy touring in the UK on inadequate bikes, we are both pretty much novices...
The first problem lies in where and how to get a bike...made harder by the fact that I am 6"9 (206cm) tall and weigh about 230lbs...so it seems that a custom built one is my only option if it is to be used comfortably for 250days or so. With a budget of a bout £1500 for the bike, I don't think I'm doing too badly but don't know really where to start.
Any help on the bike issue or on other aspects of long distance touring would be appreciated,