Old 07-25-12, 09:45 AM
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I think you'd be wise to wait and pay the extra $100 and purchase a LHT frameset over a 87 ST400.

Depending on the size you need, the LHT geometry is probably significantly superior to the ST400. The LHT's ST angle is lower, longer wheelbase, less chance for toe overlap, and the much longer head tube really helps to achieve a more comfortable, higher handlebar position.

As the previous poster mentioned, 27" tires are relatively rare compared to 700c. When you get right down to it, nearly all decent touring-capable tires, whether 26"(559mm), 700c (622mm) or 27" (630mm), or other have to be special ordered, since few stores stock anything besides knobby mountain bike tires, or 700x23mm racing tires.
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