I recently bought a '96(I think) cannondale R500t. I'd like to do some touring on it but I'm not sure how well it will do. It's an aluminum frame, CAD3, and is 52cm. I think I'll have enough clearance for a rear rack and panniers without my feet hitting but would like to now anyone else's experience using a road bike for touring. Also it doesn't have braze-ons but it looks like it has holes that are tapped right above the rear axle that could be used to secure a bike rack.