hamishm wrote:Custom tourers seem popular too with the epic tour types. (Check out Cycling Silk on Facebook or their web site if you haven't already - great photos.)
Pete wrote:The Tout Terrain Silk Road is a pretty special sort of bike for expedition touring as well. Very comprehensively equipped, just needs a front low-rider rack and it's ready to set off for Bolivia .
hamishm wrote:It seems there's some preference for 26" wheels - which I guess is just because of availability of parts if things go badly wrong?
weg wrote:+1 to 26in. Surprising that Sarah went with 700c.
That's exactly the thinking I went through when building the tourer. I could do a custom build of a LHT, at a cost, and I would still end up with a frame/fork that was overbuilt for my purposes. Much better, for me, to go light tourer that doubles as a cx bike, even if it's a little heavier than a cx race bike, and much snappier handling than a LHT.barefoot wrote:But really, there's nothing stopping you from building a LHT up with lightweight gear and making a lightweight bike out of it. Nothing except logic.
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