Slow and unsteady
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St Louis, MO
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
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I can't tell what bike it is, but based on the stated # of speeds (12) and the photo in the ad:
1) A twelve speed bike probably doesn't have low enough gears for loaded touring. It looks like a standard double crank (something like a 52/42) that has a 6 speed cluster in back. Those bikes seemed to have a gear-inch range of 100-40 inches. A loaded touring bike has a range of about 100+ down to about 18-25 inches.
2) I may be wrong, but it looks like it has side-pull brakes like you see on racers and sport tourers. Those generally don't have enough stopping power for loaded touring. Loaded touring bikes usually have cantiliver, v-brakes, or sometime disc brakes.
3) It looks like a big bike. For somebody over 6' tall.
Assuming the bike fits you and has functioning components, it might be ok for credit card touring or supported touring where you carry only a few things with you. If you haven't got the legs for the mountain roads (I don't) or need to haul along a tent, food, etc., this bike may not be for you.