So as title says "building a touring bike..." Guess what I'm doing! So the advantage to building a bike is you can go as expensive or as cheap you want. My question is what parts on a touring bike could one go "cheap" with? I'm building up a Surly LHT. I'm planning on some weekend overnighters. Nothing too far... at least not yet. I mean it seems every part you'd want good not cheap, so...? Also this will be my first touring bike and who knows maybe I'll be weird and not like touring. I highly doubt that but ya never know... So maybe I should skip building my own and just buy complete? Any advice or price comparing would be helpful? One more thing sorry for the horrible question... It's my first post.