I've been some time looking for a MTB with chro-mo frame for touring purposes. In these
aluminium days it's hard enough to find any new MTB with steel frame (besides Marin, who even
makes them?), and if you, as I do, want it with rigid front fork too it's a mission impossible.
Well, it looks now that I've finally found one second-hand reliable brand MTB with all these
qualities, but the front fork doesn't have the eyelets/braze-on to attach a front-rack.. I know
that it is possible to use clamps, but I'm not very convinced of the durability of that solution
for several months tour..
What do you think? Are there any solutions to this problem, or should I just forget this bike
and keep on searching..?