I'm looking to go to Europe in April for 4 or 5 months of touring. I will be camping and carrying all my own gear.
I would really prefer to buy the bike over there, but worried that most bike shops will not stock proper touring bikes, panniers, bike racks etc. Also, I imagine that it's a lot more expensive in the shops than online.
Can anyone recommend good bike shops in either Amsterdam, Calais, Paris or London? Ones that would stock proper touring bikes? I only speak English so that will be another consideration.
Any help appreciated!