I'm looking for a nice touring bike. Initially, I'll use it for commuting, but I'm already looking into doing some touring later in the summer. The ceiling on my budget is around $1,200. One of the bikes that I'm very interested in is a Surly LHT. I'm supposed to look at a pre-owned bike tomorrow. I'm told it's only 2 months old, but already has 3000 miles on it (the guy rode it cross country). He's looking for $900. The bike has front and rear racks added, but a torn seat. The seller says it's in nice shape with some minor scratching. Assuming I could get the guy to take $800, is that a good deal, or am I just better off spending around $1,150 for a new one? Is 3000 miles alot for one of these bikes--would I need a tune up, need new brakes, etc., at this point?
Thanks for your advice!