I am in the market for a touring bike. I want something that is comfortable and designed for long steady rides (50-100 miles day). Have looked at most of the mainstream manufacturers (Raleigh, Trek, etc.) but interested in learning about any other brands or custom builders who specialize in this market. Heard that old style steel / chrome moly lugged frames are preferred for this type of machine. Am intrigued by new disc brakes but heard they may be more difficult to maintain on long rides. Any and all ideas welcome.