Howdy. I'm from Arkansas and have lived all around. I just moved to Chicago. I made sure to bring my Italian no name frame with campy leisure group along with via amtrak, whereupon arrival my bike was smashed while locked up near an intersection. So back to ground Zero. Getting interested in the details of a good touring bike and looking forward to some long rides this summer (Chicago-Arkansas). I'm always brought here by my extensive craigslist prowler research so i finally decided to just give in and get it from the source.