I am new to touring and am planning a solo-unsupported tour around Lake Superior this summer. I will be using a B.O.B. trailer to haul my gear, and am wondering what the best bike to use for the trip. I have researched touring specific bikes, but since I won’t be using panniers these bikes may be over-kill for me. I have considered modifying a mountain bike, or cyclocross bike, but am unsure if this is the best route. Does anyone have input on what considerations should be made for bikes used with trailers. Steel or aluminum? Disc brakes? Straight handle bars or dropped (can mountain bikes be fixed with dropped handle bars?) These are all questions that I’ve been perusing. Any info is appreciated.