I am looking to get into some light touring in addition to the daily commuting and seasonal tours I already do. I have been very attracted to the Raleigh Clubman but have a concern regarding the drivetrain:
It comes stock with a Shimano Tiagra 2 piece 34/50t Crankset. I planned on switching that out with a triple to get a granny gear. What I am not sure of is what else will need to be switched. Bottom bracket? Front dérailleur? How about the STI shifter?
If anyone has any idea what I can expect from the LBS regarding what kind of work will need to be done, I'd appreciate the info.
Also, if there are any other bikes similar to the Clubman that I should take a look at, that would be great, too.
Thanks in advance for the help.