I will be going on a 4 month tour of Europe starting in July and am looking at purchasing a good touring bike which can handle a moderate load (up to 40 lbs). Most of the riding will be on paved roads, but I would also like to be able to handle some dirt trails. I need a frame in the 51-53 cm range and am considering the Bleriot because I've read a lot of good things about the 650b wheelsize, especially for smaller frames. I weigh 155 lbs. Do you think the bike can handle 200 lbs of weight on a tour? I have recieved conflicting advice. Some say it can only handle about 20 lbs. That seems quite low. I'm under a bit of a time crunch so I can't go custom. The other bike I'm considering is the Surly Long Haul Trucker, but I wanted to avoid having to use MTB wheels. There seems to be limited options in the smaller size frames other than using MTB wheels. Any advice is greatly appreciated.