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    mr. bananagrabber itty01's Avatar
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    cheap bike rental in Seattle

    Hi all,

    I'm going to be in Seattle for 6 days in late August and was hoping to bike around since I'll have a lot of time on my hands. I wanted to see if anyone knew of any options for a cheap bike rental.

    I'm just looking for a beater cruiser or road bike, as compared to a brand new hybrid that would cost me $40/day from a shop. I would be happy to volunteer or arrange some sort of work-trade for use of the bike.

    If anyone has any ideas, please respond or PM me.

    Thanks!

    -Itty

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    What size would you need, and do you know where you will be staying?

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    54 or 56 cm top tube. my friend just got a job in seattle, so i'll be staying with her, wherever her temporary residence is. she said it would probably be downtown somewhere.

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    Too bad...I would have lent you one for your stay, but you are too tall!

    Anyone else able to come up with a suggestion?

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    I only know that Montlake Bicycle shop rents road bikes, as long as you have a credit card with a large enough limit to pay for the bike should anything (and they mean anything) happen to it. I don't know the cost, probably more than you want to spend.
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    I don't have anything near that range, but you might take a look at the Cascade Bike Club rentals page. They list area shops with rentals - I'd call Aaron's, Montlake, Recycled Cycles, and Bike Station to see what they can do for you.

    You might also post a similar message on the cascade message boards or at point83.com - another local club - a bit more boisterous than some :-)

    http://www.cascade.org/Community/rental.cfm

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    cool thanks for all the suggestions. i will probably try another one of those message boards and see if i get lucky.

    from what i've seen in terms of bike rentals, it would be cheaper to bring my tools with me, buy a beater off Craigslist, and then fix it up a little, as opposed to renting a bike per day or week.

    i was contemplating also contacting one of the bike collectives in the area.
    http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/...ups#Washington
    do any of you know anything about them? i was thinking i might be able to volunteer some time in exchange for a bike to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itty01 View Post
    i was contemplating also contacting one of the bike collectives in the area.
    http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/...ups#Washington
    do any of you know anything about them? i was thinking i might be able to volunteer some time in exchange for a bike to use.
    One of the collectives on your list is Bikeworks. They seem to be good people who do good things. I donated a couple of old bikes there recently; they had a pretty decent selection of used bikes ready to go, and a bunch of used bikes that people had dropped off that weren't ridable. Maybe if you offered to fix up a bike and drop it off when you were done with it?

    Also, Recycled Cycles sometimes has a decent selection of used bikes, ready to roll...

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    cool thanks for the tip on bike works, and for all the help from everyone.

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