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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.

Thanks

Nick.

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daddyELVIS [656 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm no expert on touring bikes, but if your after Ti, I believe Van Nicholas range of touring bikes are tasty, and I think they're all sold as frame-sets as well as complete bikes.

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 3 years ago
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Kinesis Tripster ATR