I believe this bike can be an everyday bike or a travel bike. This bike frame comes apart at the seat post ( it actualy has 2 bolts holding the frame together around the seat post ) and a flange that bolts the tubing together near the bottom bracket ( it comes with an extra flange bolt ). It took me a little over an hour to take it apart and wrap in the protective coverings. It also took me an hour to put it together. I might add that I am not very handy at those sorts of things but it is very easy to get the hang of. If you want to see it assembled and disassembled go to utube at search for Ritchey Breakaway bike, they have agreat video.
This bike comes with its own suitcase and protective wrappings. I added more because I did not feel what was provided was enough. I also added memory foam to put in between the wheels. I traveled with this bike from Houston to Barcelona Spain and rode over 200 miles in the Pyranees. This bike preformed great even when I was zooming down the mountains at close to 40 miles an hour. I paid alittle over $1000 for the frame at Performance Bike and had them put the components from another bike on this one. I now have a bike I can take anywhere in the world to ride without the airline hassle of additional charges.
I don't know if this bike will work for you but if you are interested go to the Ritchey web site and get the info. There is a titanium option also. I might add this is my second bike, I also ride an 09 Orbea Orka. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.
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