Hello everyone! This is my firts post.
I will be traveling to Europe in June from Mexico. Will arrive in Amsterdam and plan to do Amsterdam -> Hannover -> Berlin (I actually have to attend a congress here, hehe) -> Brussels -> Paris.
Now, I can either take my bike with me, or buy one over there. My bike is nothing special but it does the job, it's in good condition, and has okay components; I've cycle-toured with it in the past so I'm confident using it for this purpose.
Most airlines (Iberia, KLM, Delta, etc) will charge me something around $150 USD to let me carry it over there (then the same amount to bring it back!).
Ideally, I'd buy a bike in Europe and then sell it before coming back, however I'm afraid I may end up with something really cheap that will break after riding the first 100 km. On the other hand If I buy an expensive bike, I may not be able to sell it in time. Has anyone done this before?
One thing I can do is take my bike paying the fees, and sell it in Europe... I wouldn't mind buying another bike at home.
So, have you ever traveled to another continent with your bike? Any advice is appreciated :D