I am looking for a solid yet inexpensive touring bike.
I tried to visit the GT Peace URL posted in another thread and the picture does not load in IE or Opera. I wonder why website builders have to be so clever.
Are there any bikes I should look at which are similar to the REI Novarra models?
I don't want disk brakes, front or rear shocks or anything else that could break down. I don't like threadless stems too, but may not have a choice there.
I really love lugged frames and restored a Fuji from the 80s but find that my heels hit the panniers and the 2 chain rings don't provide enough low gear to steep climb hills.