I'm planning a ~3 week road trip across Europe next summer - and the rentals are pretty steep (like 1500-3000 Euros depending on the bike), so I got wondering if I can ship my bike over there (and back) for less. I plan to have my bike for years and years, and it'd be pretty cool if it toured Europe and North America with me over those years.
I have no idea if it's a good idea to ship a bike across the sea twice though. Anybody have experiences with either shipping or renting? The rates seem to be wayyyyy lower in the poorer countries ... so far Poland is the best, and you can take the bikes across Europe too. I'm not good with a wrench though, so a bit worried about the bike sputtering out somewhere in the alps and being hosed.
Anyway - all comments are well appreciated.