Hey everyone, first time poster. If there is anyone else out there like me, who is trolling the internet looking for touring bikes to buy on clearance during the winter, this may help. I have been looking at bikes for months. Test road a bunch. I finally settled on the Jamis Aurora. It fit. Didn't like the toe overlap, but found a price I could not let go. So I got one for me and one for my wife. Here is the deal:
2010 Jamis Aurora: $720 shipped from bicyclebananas.com
I am not affiliated with them at all. But the price is by far the lowest I could find on the net if you're interested in the bike and it fits. Seemed like pretty good service so far, although I'm still waiting for the bike in transit.
Now I'm selling my tiagra sti brifters and cross levers, installing tektro rl520 levers, dura ace 9 speed bar end shifters, and avid sd5 v brakes. Hopefully the proceeds from the brifters will more than cover the additional parts. But at this price who cares!
They also have a decent price on the LHT I think.
Hope this helped somebody..