So I am looking for a bottom bracket (from which I will acquire the right cranks to suit or perhaps vice-versa), could someone inform me of good budget bottom brackets for touring? I did have a square tapered BB, and I am looking to buy a new set (not square tapered, and probably sealed?).
I really don't understand these modern outer bearing systems: when buying a BB should I get a spindle with it or am I looking to attain the spindle on the cranks? Presume I am buying the two components seperately. Could anyone brief me?
Oh and does anyone know a good stem for touring? I heard aluminium stems are prone to rust and get stuck against the steel forks.