Forgive my newbie question, but assuming the cost was going to be maybe $700-800 for a near mint condition Miyata 1000 or $200-300 more for a brand new Surly LHT; which would you choose? Both bikes are my size. I got back into biking over the summer and have been riding 35-45 miles/week near home, but I have dreams of someday taking off on a road trip. My other reason for the touring bike is that being on the Clydish side I appeciate the added durability and stability.
Thanks in advance for your opinions.