I've been thinking about a touring bike for ages now. There's no way I can justify the expense or the space — I live in a one-bedroom flat and I'm meant to be saving for a mortgage — but the idea of touring by bike has really taken hold of me. Nick Craig reckons its the best training you can do as well, and he should know.
This is a Condor Heritage; it would do me quie nicely I reckon, with a modern saddle and double chainset to speed things up a little. Alternatively, I reckon a Decade Convert could work pretty well, and a Genesis Croix de Fer looks pretty cool too, esepecially for doubling up as a cyclocross training bike.