First Tour Question
I'm going on my 1st mini self-supported tour.
I was going to buy a touring bike but I think I'm spending so much money on the extras(trailer, panniers, tent...) that I'll take one of my old bikes.
I'm just going about 250 miles and giving myself 4 days.
I'm bought a B.O.B. trailer.
It should be easy country roads most of the way without big hills.
Current bikes I own that I can take are...
1) Hybrid Commuter.
2) Road Bike
Pretty sure I'm going with the Commuter(*sigh*), because it has a rear rack, and fat tires.
Everything is stock on these bikes. Any slight modifications anyone can see that make one of the bikes a good choice.
Specific questions that I have are...
1) would the carbon chainstays on the hybrid be a bad idea with the B.O.B. trailer?
2) The road bike will only take 25cm tires. Is that to skinny for a short tour on country roads?
3) Hybrid has a low spoke count. Should that matter if most of my weight is on the trailer?
If I love touring then I'll break down and buy a real touring bike and do a couple more tours this year, but for now I'll use what I have. I'm already $600 into my budget without buying a bike.