My touring bike is starting to creak and groan and show its age (its about 20 years old at the frame, the Brooks saddle is much older). It was originally a Marin Sausalito hybrid but only the bars stem and frame remain.
So the question is if you were building a fantasy touring bike from scratch what would you go for?
I am thinking Ti frame, disc brakes, carbon forks and nice dynamo hub. But it all seems a bit niche to find in a normal bike shop, so help me with frame suggestions, components to build it up - the more exotic the better - I want to build something really nice then ride it across Europe first then the USA.