i'm going to buy a new bike in a month or two and i can't decide if i want to go full dedicated tourer. i would love to do some touring, but most of my riding will be around town, commuting and i'd like to start doing some slow cub riding (i'm not a racer). i definatley want a steel frame and my first though is the lht. but i might be better off with a cyclo cross bike or maybe something like the raleigh clubman.
so any way, my question is, if i just tow a trialer on my occasionl tours, do i even need a touring bike?