So here's my story
I'm currently riding a 54cm Surly Steamroller. Pretty much stock, besides the 22tooth cog on the bag and SKS quick release fenders for when it rains. I also modified my drops to bullhorns. This works better for me, but have since regretted doing this as the bullhorns are too wide for my taste (and body) and need a shorter width. So anyway...
I went up to my LBS today to get some parts for the Surly Tuggnut that keeps bending the screw... Which has happened twice so far, so I don't recommend getting them. Could be a fault in my frame or in the tuggnut itself. I really want to get into touring, and I feel that without all the luggage and what not, a touring bike could be a great commuter. I would love to keep my Surly Steamroller, but I feel like selling it would give me endless possibilities on getting a touring/commuter that I could ride from here (Columbia, MO) to St. Louis on the weekends to visit friends without the hassle of using a car.
So my main questions are, should I try and sell the Surly to ground up some cash to get a new touring bike? Should I just invest in a touring bike without selling the Surly? Lastly, once I do a get a touring bike I was looking at the Jamis Aurora and Surly Long Haul Trucker. But apparently the Surly LHT only comes in 26" wheels. I'm kinda like the variety that comes in the 700c wheels. I do know there are many other questions to ask myself, but that's what I can come up with now. I do love my fixie, but I think I've grown out of it since I started commuting everywhere. I also don't have a car, so getting something that can carry racks/bags would be very good for going to the grocery store. I also ride my bike year round. So anyway, let me know. I'm very interested in everyone's comments