After lurking this forum and reading a bunch of sites, I've decided I MUST give touring a shot.
I recently acquired a Schwinn Probe and what I am wondering is...would it make a good base? It seems to be *quite* stable and it has rack and fender mounts. And it was free!
The crank arms are cracked around the pedal boss, and would definitely have to be swapped out.
And there are multiple spots that need to be painted...so I 'spose I'll end up just re-painting the frame/fork.
I am just wondering...where would I go from there(other than general overhauling)? Drop bars? Stem? Racks?
I've read up so much, but with all the information out there it's a little overwhelming.
What do y'all think?