From the frame up..suggestions?
Hey everybody. I've been hunting through the threads trying to find suggestions for the ideal touring component set up and just haven't come across anything too solid.
I've got a custom steel lugged frame with columbus slx tubing being built by a new framebuilder in town, Armando Quiros, remember that name, he's good, and I told him to hook it up to be a cross between road and touring. So, at the moment it's getting filleted and I've got absolutely nothing planned for it, except the paint haha.
I plan on doing the 60/40 method of rack packing with panniers, so, for that I have learned 36 hole hubs are important. Also, just about everywhere I did read I heard mention of using mountain components (mainly XT LX or SLX). Why no love for road components? I'm guessing it's the gearing and cassette range, but can't that be adjusted?
I want this bike to be with me for the rest my life and I plan on going across plenty of countries on it. So, at that, if this were your bike, and you could build it yourself with a modest budget, what would you put on it?
Thanks in advance!
ps-there aren't any disc or canti mounts, but i could get a rigid fork for that i guess. and i'm almost 100% sure i'll get a brooks b-17
Last edited by seanile; 05-12-10 at 07:54 PM.