So background (GO!):
I'm a college student and I applied for a grant to work for two months in Uganda this summer. I worked there last summer as well, so I know the whereabouts for the area I'm going to be living and working in. I have two bikes, an MTB and a Road bike and from my experience last year, the weather in that area of Uganda is perfect for biking.
I'd love to take one of my bikes with me (this is very tentative and depends a LOT on the costs, etc.), and I was wondering what I would have to buy and do in order to take a bike with me on a plane.
I don't know how to work on bikes, but I'm in the process of learning (I'm starting to hang out with someone who's in the Bike Co-op so I can start learning and helping out). In another case, I could probably buy a used road bike and work that up but I'm only going to be home for half a week to a week before I leave and that'll probably be all the time I'll have to fix it.
The Issue(s) at hand:
How to take a bike across continents, safely, effectively, and cost efficiently?
Which bike to take (MTB or Road). It can be pretty hilly there, and one of the main roads is a heck of an incline. Roads aren't all that great either.
Should I just buy a craigslist beater bike and use that, or just see what I can find there?
Thanks a lot!