Okay, as some of you may remember, I managed to be a complete idiot, and stuff my "baby's first touring rig" into a boulder, at speed:
(LHT? Check, Tubus rack? Check, Brooks B17? Check, Ortliebs? Check.)
So, I did the wise thing, and stripped everything salvageable from it. Everything is tucked away in ziplock bags, waiting for me to mount them on a new steed and take it out into the old forests of Vancouver Island.
Of course, LBS has this hanging on the wall: http://bicycle-itis.com/used-bike/al...ing-road-frame
A mysterious alloy touring frame in my size.
I am 26, so my limbs are limber enough to deal with any extra stiffness of the frame, and I don't really have any aspirations of touring in the back wilderness of Siberia, Singapore, or Sri Lanka, so are there any other downsides to an Alloy touring frame?