Dad asked me what I thought. I like the sound of the Trek (being a C+V kind of guy) but I don't know anything about the LHT. Here's what he says (he lives in the mountains, by the way);
"I'm trying to decide between the 88 520 Trek in Town or going hog wild and getting a new Surly Long Haul Trucker. The 520 has Reynolds 531 tubing, is in real good condition, and rides real well. The Surly would be brand new, 9 speeds (a little more gear range), down tube shifters. The Surly is supposed to be a really good bike, but of course, it doesn't have the Reynold's 531 and lugs. Any thoughts? - Love Dad"
Thanks for your oppinions.