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Old 02-24-13, 09:07 PM
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well what do you think

I am 47 years old and I want to go on a tour west to East coast (Trans America) I commute to work about 31 mi round trip this is my stat:

I am looking at buying a new bike my this is my options

I am really leaning toward the Surly MTB. Cause I like MTB more than a road bike and I can put fenders on it for a commuter. I live in Redding Ca. and have a a lot of MTB Trails to ride. But I know most of you take road bikes. so I would like your thoughts on it. I do realize the bike is heavier and bulkier than a road bike. but I weigh #200 lbs. I really like the disc brakes I will never go back to rim brakes if I can help it. I don't do clip in shoes I tried them and I do not like being tied in. I am strictly a platform kinda guy.
So I am looking at about 70 days on the road. do any of you have a formula of how much money one would need to have for a trip. like $2,000.00 for plane ticket home. how much does it cost to ship your bike home and how would you go about doing that. BOX or Create ? do you like figure a two tubes a week and a tire a week? then do you add 10% on top of what you figure? I got the whole thing about taking extra parts..... but do you account for big parts such as a new cassette.... thanks for the thoughts and advise. Karl Atkins
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