I've managed to get by on various second-hand touring bikes over the years. I'm now in my mid-50's and want to "treat" myself to a top quality tourer that will cope with longer, (lightweight) cycle camping tours (eg Channel to Med). I want to be able to use 28 tyres for normal weekend/audax type rides and 32's when I go touring. The Dawes Ultra Galaxy, Hewitt Cheviot SE and Van Nicholas Amazon come to mind but what other bikes do you think I should be considering? The titanium route appeals but, apart from magazine reviews, I've not read much about them from "ordinary" owners. Is Ti all it's cracked up to be. Thanks.