i write to you seeking invaluable information concerning...well, a touring bike. the idea of traveling across the states has been a palatable one, thus i am here amongst you touring cyclists. i'm starting from ground zero, so i need a bike. given that i have some monetary constraints, i figure it will be best to buy a bike that has already been built, rather than build one from scratch. budget is anything up to 1,900 or so.
what about this guy?
also, is this guy a touring bike?
ugh, so much information