700c vs 26inch wheels for Third World Touring???
Has anyone used the Surly Long Haul Trucker in a third world country (China, Vietnam, South America, Eastern Europe)?
I'm almost sold on the LHT, but I'm not sure about the 700c wheels in these countries. I have heard horror stories of people not being able to replace/fix their wheels,tubes and tires in these countries, because you can only find 26 inch wheels. By the way, I ride a 60-62, so the LHT is built for 700s in this size?
This is a big concern for me. Can anyone help me out with some advice? Does anyone know who makes a 26 inch wheel touring bike (non-custom) or does anyone think the LHT is fine for this (based on real experience) ?