My touring frame unfortunately broke following last summers excursion, so I am currently thinking of building up a tourer as I can strip a cross bike for bits which has ceased to have a purpose.
What I'm thinking I would like is a quick tourer, not too upright and not excessively heavy although weight considerations are not massively important. Ideally a race(y) bike with rack mounts? At the moment I'm thinking of getting a touring frame in a size smaller than normal to give more of a drop between saddle and bars and keep out of the wind a bit more.
Has anyone done anything similar or have any advice/recommendations on touring frames in general. I'm hoping in time to LeJog on the bike prob the summer after next as this summer might be too early given the bike might not be built for a couple of months but will be doing a weeks touring somewhere this year which will be the regular duties for the bike.
I'd be grateful for any thoughts, considerations and advice, thanks