Looking to do a small unsupported tour with a friend this summer going from London to Amsterdam (~350-400 miles). Currently looking for a do-it-all bike that I can use for everything after the tour as well, but only have about £200 total to spend. I've been offered a Kona JTS frameset for £120 and then I can transfer most of my current bike components then sell what's left and buy stuff for the tour.
The JTS has a carbon fork and Easton alu tubing on the frame. Many reviews describe it as being suitable for light touring. What would be the problem with putting more gear on a rack on the back? Jeopardising the frame? Handling + stability? What if I bought some touring forks and spread the weight across front + back? Like these:
Thanks in advance!