I'm currently looking for a bike which would not only be really good for city commuting, but which I could also take with me to Europe for a 1-2 month long tour. I've tried riding several types of bicycles in bike shops including flat-bar road bikes and "proper" touring bikes. After doing several test rides at a few bike rides, my favourite was easily the Jamis Coda Sport. It is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden! Obviously, the price is tempting too.
I'm wondering how this bike would go touring. I have heard and read that the bike may not be best for extended heavy touring. Broken spokes would definitely spoil a trip! I will have a two rear panniers and a backpack strapped onto a rear rack, as well as a small handlebar bag. I weigh 75 kg. But I was wondering if perhaps by replacing the back wheel to a sturdier, better quality one, I might be able to use this bike. I'd also do some other mods, e.g. bar ends or butterfly bars.
In summary: I really want this bike, but I'm wondering what modifications I'd need so I could transport quite a lot of weight (possibly up to 115 kg including bike, me & luggage).
Here's the bike by the way: JAMIS BICYCLES