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an old specialized allez road bike i use for faster rides and a Rivendell Bleriot that I have used for road tours and even GAP and C&O tours.
So the question is: What would you consider to be a great do-it-all bike?
I picked Columbus since its in the middle of Ohio. The average low in Columbus is 61 degrees in June. Average high in June is 82 degrees. And the record low in Columbus in June is 35 degrees on June 11, 1972.
As a friend of mine is fond of saying; "climate is what you expect, weather is what you get". Averages are just that with the range being ±3 standard deviations.
The small town in Ohio I was camped in on GOBA in the early '90's did reach 35°F two mornings in a row and those who believed the averages and brought a single blanket or "sleep over" quality sleeping bags suffered very noisily.
No, a true 20 bag is not overkill even in the summer unless you are staying in the deep south and at low altitude. I've experienced low 30's temperatures in mid-June in Ohio and high altitude can produce low temperatures any time of year.
But the question of where most people pack their sleeping bag makes more sense to me if most folks buy more expensive bags that require less space.
While I understand the merit of double butted spokes instead of straight gauge, they are not high on my list of desirables. I have toured many thousands of miles with straight gauge spoked wheels, factory built and built by me, without problem. I would not reject a bike because the wheels have straight gauge spokes.
Gravel IS a lot of big sharp edges.
I wouldnt ride gravel with high pressure road tires... You'll pinch flat in no time.