I want to start travelling by bicycle and need to buy gear and stuff.
When I buy a bicycle, what's important? What should I look for? What kind of bicycle is good to travel longterm and through several countries?
When I find a second hand bicycle, what to check to know if it's in good condition?
There are many bags to put on/around the bicycle. It's not possible to take all the bags with all your stuff with you when you go into a grocery store. What do you do to secure it? I'm worried it would get stolen :S
What tipps can you give to someone which never travelled by bicycle before?
Thanks for any advises :)