Shipping bikes is like 100-150 depending on who you use, I've done a bunch of research. Dudes at your LBS will absolutely help you out.
Bike specific thread is much more appropriate that the 'things with wheels' thread.
I love bicycles of all kinds.
Commute on a single speed purple hardrock from the 90's.
Long-fast rides on a Specialized Allez I got when I graduated highschool.
About to start some serious touring on this guy:
Specialized Tri-Cross Triple steel frame thing. Would've preferred a Surly Disc Trucker but this thing has crazy similar specs (better groupie, worse brakes) and was a steal off of craigslist at 750 including racks panniers and fenders.