Starting to think about a new bike project. This bike will be able to tour and handle rougher conditions, but also be fast when needed or carry weight and have a very wide range of gears. Should prove to be a challenge. Nemo, my best bike hopefully will enjoy having a new little brother around the house. She will always be my main girl as far as a bike is concerned. I would like something that I can rough a round a little that can take a beating and keep on ticking. Nemo is a sweet steel Italian road bike, but she has no braze ons and is not a touring bike, but a road racing bike. She has proven herself on the road, but I just don't want to put a lock on her or take her to work or down some dirt roads. She is a road machine and built to speed, a thoroughbred.