hello all ok I have pretty my finished my touring bike build idea just want to put it out for advice. thanks,
ok about where i ride and how i want to use bike; i use for on and off road, unpaved roads sand mud etc. f
Im young so currently trying to travel and work in as many place as possible thus i will have to get flights other transport etc and bike has to come (also bike has to be light not because im a weight weenie because bagage limits so 12kg or less is target, and those corrupt ferry crossing police, or catch a train in china with bike....Therefore thinking of a ritchey breakway one which i can get second hand for 350£
willing to spend money but would prefer to spend it on flights to brazil etc maybee 1500£ but if i can get what i wnat for 600£ Thats fine and then thats a flight to some other wonderful country I havent been.
as durable as possible given budget... so as much i as i would like a rolhoff actually no its too heavy, i can make do with a sturmney archer aw (http://www.cyclesofyesteryear.com/cy...urmy-trade.htm) like my hero heinz stucke http://www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk/pages/heinz_st.htm and i'd like to put an enclosed chain gaurd for real low maintainance , as i live in a sand/dusty place at the moment. the sturmy archer also allows for a undished wheel wheel ive been told is stonger.
luggage...boy im light weight when it comes to living i sold all may possesions four months ago now just have a backpack and tank of a bike im thinking of something like
http://carouseldesignworks.com/ for touring
so i think one of the cheapest ways to get what i want is to buy a second hand bike of something i want then just just swop all the part any recommendations?