Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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There are many solid touring bikes. You can often find them on Ebay or Craigslist. Don't expect to save a huge amount, but you should be able to get something for less than new. There are countless threads here which list different models.
All bikes can be broken down, boxed up, and sent via planes, trains, or buses. As I recall, the last time I did mine, the only tools I needed were my multi-tool and a wrench for the pedals.
Last edited by BigBlueToe; 01-22-09 at 05:55 PM.