Okay so I want to buy my first and last touring bike. I want this thing to be able to go around the world or to the local islands for the weekend but with emphasis on the former.
I've decided to get a custom steel frame with 26" wheels (probably 38-40 spoke), MTB sized tires, disc brakes...
my main question is what kind of drivetrain should I get? I am leaning towards a 7 speed cogset for strength and, of course, a triple crankset but what about shifters/ brakes etc? I want bullhorn handlebars (like on a roadbike) durability and serviceability are key and I am opposed to Rohloff so don't suggest it .
Also are Ortlieb panniers as good as I've been led to believe?
How does one determine an appropriate chainstay length when considering long feet (size 46 Euro) and panniers with custom 220mm crank arms (yes 220mm).
Any other advice for a bomber 2-wheeler?
It's worthy of mention I am 6'8" 171lbs (going to try to gain at least 25 though) and want to beable to ride fully self-supported without a trailer.
Muito obrigada pela sua ajuda