Back in 1977 an older frame builder from Albany, NY, Phil Fisher, made a touring bike for me. It had canilever brakes and a disc brake, 650B wheels, front fork suspension system, pinch bolt system for a Phil Wood bottom bracket, intergrated front and rear chrom molly racks plus much much more.... It even have some extra frame members... It was sort of a tandem but for one rider.
It was my baby with more than 50,000 miles. Monday of this week it became no more destroyed in a garage fire at my home. Nobody was hurt with only material things destroyed. The only thing that I will really miss is my PJF Touring Bike.