Buying bike in Spain/France
Hi all! I'm a Swede living in USA. I plan to ride a bike through the Sahara and donate it to charity in Mali. I was hoping to fly into Spain or France and buy a second hand bike there rather than shipping one from USA. Does anyone know what the paperwork/bureaucracy involved is? I presume that I need the bike registered in my name in order to cross borders? From reading the "list of countries where carnet is required", I take it that I won't need a carnet. (I'll go through Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali.) Thankful for any advice!