I've been looking to buy a new touring bike and the Surly LHT seems to be a decent ride for my budget. After checking their web page for dealers in my area, I'm coming up with zeroes! After looking up the dealers listed within say a 100 mile radius of my home in the Adirondacks of northern New York , I found only one that was actually selling Surly. Three or four other shops that I found web sites for don't even list Surly as one of their brands. The closest shop - just 20 miles - has no web site but emails to it have been repeatedly ignored with no response. When I contacted a shop in Vermont - 2 hours away - asking about a Surly LHT, he redirected me to a Salsa Fargo or Salsa Casserole Triple - nothing about a LHT.
So how does one go about buying a Surly with responses like that from their supposed dealers? Seems like these Surly dealers exist more on the web than in real life. Comments and suggestions?