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