..but i'm looking at 700c wheels and a traditional road frame (just personal preference)Weaklink said:Check out Victor's custom titanium bike that he rode half way around the world before he fell in love and quit his tour. There whole journal is worth reading, and his photos are great.
OOooo! Rodriguez UTB. I`ve been lusting over those for a while. Not Ti or disc though, which is fine by me.rmsmith said:You might look a Rodriguez Touring Bikes. They use a 26" wheel, which results in a lower center of gravity loaded-bike since the panniers and bags sit lower. It also packs into a shipping case much easier too.
Why not a clip-on-the-seatpost rack?AteMrYeats said:Pretty close. No discs, but as the above frame proves, that's not a problem. Racks could be a problem.
I notice the position of the shifters. Afline shifters are rapidfire trigger style so with drops bars........hmmmmmm.....I could use a nexus 8 gripshift or a sora 8spd sti...AteMrYeats said:Pretty close. No discs, but as the above frame proves, that's not a problem. Racks could be a problem.
I don`t thinkl any IG hubs are designed to work with STI. I know people have used a lot of weird combinations and made them work said:Saw this at bikecommuters.com Go two thirds down the page and look at the Dynamic bicycle.
With a drivetrain based around a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internally-geared hub, the other item that really makes this bike stand out is the STI-style shifter co-developed by Dynamic and the Taiwanese component manufacturer Sussex. The shifter is branded “Versa”.
I don't know how good it is but maybe it is a start, to get different shifters to work with IG hubs.