In another thread, someone mentioned these bikes as being the classic 80s touring rigs:
* Trek 720
* Specialized Expedition
* Miyata 1000
* Univega Gran Turismo
Are there others out there? This isn't meant as a request for an exhaustive list of any and every bike that somebody labelled a touring bike, or that ever had a pannier attached to it. Nor is it meant as a search for the most expensive custom rigs ever built.
But I am wondering what bikes properly deserve mention in the same breath as the classic Trek 720? And what are there respective strengths and weaknesses?