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I think BB drop is highly overrated as a determiner of ride characteristics.

You might look at the Handsome Cycles Devil. It isn't much lighter than an LHT but it has much sportier geometry. 73/73 angles, 45mm rake fork, 70mm BB drop....all pretty standard numbers for road bike geometry. The kicker is that it has forward facing dropouts that allow you to change the CS length from about 43.5 to 45.5cm. It would certainly work as a light tourer but I think it was designed more as a sporty city bike. For pavement riding, I'm very happy with mine.

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