I'm looking to build up a lovely vintage steel frame into a tourer for my girlfriend, but the problem is I'm into racing bikes so I'm a bit stuck when it comes to knowing what to look for in a touring frame.
Don't want to spend the earth - first bike and all that, so she's bound to want something better down the line - but aside from a Dawes Galaxy, I don't really know how to even really begin my search.
Any advice would be splendid.
Oh, and if anyone's got something lurking at the back of their cave they might want to sell, I'm looking for roughly size 54cm. Not sure what that translates to in old money.