Well I've been looking for a touring bike for some time now, and thanks to all the advice and info on these forums I finally found one. I was originally thinking of converting my old Trek, but was thankfully talked out of it by most everyone here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ek-800-opinion
Its a Novara Randonee, not sure of the year or history (the lady was selling it for a friend). Maybe someone here could help me out with the year. I got it off craigslist and it was a pretty good deal. It came with a lot of extras, including a brand new Brooks B17, pump and lights. It needs a good going through, new fenders, different racks, etc but is in great shape.
So here she is, as I picked it up.
Got a chance to ride a little, and I love it so far (though, this is my first non-MTB). Anyone else tour with a Randonee? I'd love to hear what you think of them. This bike will take me on my first Pacific Coast Tour this summer.