Unless you go custom or with a Surly LHT, are there any other "off-the-rack" options on good randonneur bikes that use 26" wheels? A friend is looking for something around 54 cm size. He would like to avoid going custom as this will be his first road-style bike. He wants something comfortable - hopefully on the lighter side of the spectrum - for long distance riding, not for racing or loaded touring. Availability of 26" wheel components (rims, spokes, tires, etc.) is much greater here in Mexico compared to 700c, let alone 650b.
Thanks for any suggestions!