I will very likely be going on my first bicycle tour in mid july, and on that tour I will be using my 1980's road bike; however, Im in the market for a new bike and it isnt something I just want to jump into. I have been eyeing the Independent Fabrications "independence" and was wondering if anyone had experiance with them. any gripes, however small? I know someone is going to sugest the LHT but im leaning in the direction of something more exotic.
any other sugestions?