Well I plan to do allot of bike camping this summer.
I need to get some panniers but also want to use a 79 motobecane road bike to do it. The only real problem I can find with the set up on the bike is the front fork.
It is not set up for canti breaks and it also not set up to take low rider racks.
So for me the logical next step is ether to get a rack that fits that fork, and deal with the breaking, Or to find another fork for the bike. I am leaning towards getting a different fork.
This brings me to the next problem. It runs 27" wheels. I would like to run that size wheel since it is bigger and will give me a better ride. But I can see some potential problems.
If setting this bike up to ride for touring, would cost me more then 300$ then it would probably be better if I just went out and found a used touring bike, since I see them for sale around that price allot.
What are your guy’s thoughts on this?