I am considering a touring setup for a urban/commuting/road rig. Coming from a recumbent background one of the bikes I am considering is a crank-forward design by Rans (www.rans.com). Anyone out there tried one of these for touring? Heel stike would not be an issue with those monster chainstays. I like the upright posture because of neck problems. I went to recuments because of the neck problems (was riding a Trek 1000 ) but I may have jumped off the upright design too soon.
The other bike I'm considering (and drooling over ) is the LHT. Some really awesome builds out there!