Acquired a 1990 Trek 970. Really nice shape...old style geometry, lugged steel frame, eyelets for racks and fenders, rigid steel fork. I'm already well into converting it into a very good commuter. It's not quite as long and heavy as tourers I've handled, but somebody tell me why this bike wouldn't work, loaded for light touring? The chainstays are 43cm, it's got canti's, and appropriate gearing for loaded touring. Anyone else doing this? I'm thinking an Old Man Mountain rack in the back, maybe some light panniers in the front, to balance the load.