Touring: Titanium or Steel?
Bikes such as the Hewitt Cheviot SE and the Spa Titanium are similarly priced. The Galaxy Titanium costs a lot more (well over budget).
What are the pros and cons of each? I understand that the Spa Titanium is plain gauge rather than butted. Could that be safer with the child seat or is butted OK? (I'm currently using the child seat on a butted aluminium frame so hope butted is OK! Rack mounted child seat?)
Titanium - corrosion resistance, maybe a little lighter. Harder to work/repair (will I ever need this?). Some query raised somewhere about metal on metal reactions with screws inserted into it?
Steel - more value for money elsewhere in the bike?