Bianchi Brava frame: suitable for touring?
I ended up with a Bianchi Brava frame; it has some rust issues, but they can be fixed, i think. While it looks very steep-angled, it has a surprisingly long wheelbase (41.5"), and has brazed-on studs on the front fork and the seat stays; I imagine they are for mounting front and rear racks. Has anyone used one of these as a touring bike?
(It isn't a question of Gruppo or wheels; there aren't any. It would be a frame-up build.)
I'd work back from your load and the size of tires optimum for carrying it. If that's upwards of 32mm and the frame can't take anything bigger than 28mm it's a limit. So the frame may, or maybe not work.
Probably... it doesn't take much to be operational. The main requirement is it will carry your gear and you can be comfortable on it all day.