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What to look for in a used bike for touring?

Hi, I will be embarking on a cycling tour of northern Italy and Belgium/Netherlands this summer and am looking for the right bike to bring along. I want to buy a used bike, and I've been looking through classifieds such as Craigslist and Kijiji (I'm in Montreal), but I would like some guidance as to what to look for specifically in a bike intended for touring. Should I be worrying about the frame geometry for example?

I've seen many Peugeots (http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-acheter-...AdIdZ501040529 http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-acheter-...AdIdZ483109089) and this Nakamura caught my eye : http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-acheter-...AdIdZ501018923 . But I'm not entirely sure which, if any, would be most appropriate, or if they are reasonably priced.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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