Buying/Renting a Bike in Berlin
I've posted this at CrazyGuy and seemingly everywhere else in the Internet World, why not here too?
After much hemming, a whole lot of hawing and some more hemming, I'm throwing myself into total commitment on the idea of just bringing my seat, pedals and panniers to Berlin and buying a used bike or finding a rental for a one-month tour. The whole boxing, unboxing, etc. thing with the costs and the reassemblage just isn't my thing.
So now I gotta find something for around 250-300 Euros that helps the rental/buy thing (almost) make economic sense.
Anybody got some ideas on where I might find a decent tourer fitting this economic description (I don't need the perfect Surly, just a solid bike in decent shape)? I've had some good help elsewhere in this quest (CrazyGuy, Toytown Germany) and figured I might as well give it a shot here.
P.S.: Of course, my dream is that someone in Berlin right now is reading this, someone perhaps with a torn ACL, and this someone has the perfect touring bike around 55 cm just hanging from their apartment ceiling. And this someone wouldn't turn down a couple of hundreds Euros for a month's usage, or might even be interested in a long-term bike exchange when the ACL heals and they decide to tour the Southwestern U.S.. I'd be more than happy to provide this person with a good bike to use here.
Hey..it could happen. Worth a shot, I guess. Btw, I'm leaving May 24th.