First off I bite at searches, they seem to be picky about spelling
What I'm after is a down and dirty dedicated touring bike, built by a novice bike buider (me). Reasons for building it myself, "Knowing my bike", "I'm Broke", "I love older sturdy stuff".. I'm sure I can find more reasons like "Because I wanna" but that just doesn't sound right
I plan to buy this over the course of a year (shorter would be better but hey you never know). Pretty has NOTHING to do with this bike, I own nothing that can't be used or has "Bling" status. Heck I shave with vintage straight razors I fix and repair myself, How much different an attitude can this be
I have several junked road bikes at my folks place that I plan to scour for bits, cables and such, but the frames are to small for me and more road bike'ish, I'm wanting a stretched/long frame. I just don't know what ones to look for. Would be cool if I could do some trading, frame for frame but thats for another day to worry about.
Any links or info that can help me on my quest would be greatly recieved