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    New Orleans: anyone want to loan a bike? (long shot, I know)

    I'm coming to New Orleans for a convention next week. I was hoping to bring one of my bikes, but sadly it's out of my budget to fly with a bike. I've done this once before, when I was in DC. A BF member loaned me a bike to use while in town, and it worked out great. I've also loaned out one of my bikes to a guy who came through town a few years ago.

    I'll take care of your bike as if it were my own, and even bring my own lock. I just need a way to get around town from 9/22-26. I'm 33, married with a 2 year old daughter. If you're ever in the Portland, OR area I'm happy to return the favor. I'm 6'1" and can ride anything from a 57 to a 61.

    Thanks, in advance.

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    If you were visiting like 2 weeks later I could help you out

    : (

    Hope you enjoy NOLA though, probably my favorite place in the country. Good luck on those bumpy streets tho'
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    I'm going to be spending an exorbitant amount of money on electronics for this bike.

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    I dont know if this helps but google New Orleans Bike Rentals and you will get a bunch of results. They also have a Nola bike tour.
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    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    Ship it FedEx! If you pack it tight enough (careful though), you can get shipping down to 25-30 dollars one way FedEx Ground, depending on how far you are shipping. I know you're only there for 4 days, but, in my opinion, it's worth it (I do this when I fly to Chicago from Raleigh, NC). Shipping time from here to Chicago is about 2-3 days.

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    When I flew Frontier, they only charged me $50 to check a bike as luggage.
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    man if I lived there I would certainly loan you one of mine, good luck! With the money you spend if you had to rent one you should just ship your bike down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinetiesKid View Post
    Good luck on those bumpy streets tho'
    Yes, be careful. I have scars from when I visited Nola on New Years with my bike.
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    CL Beater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Yes, be careful. I have scars from when I visited Nola on New Years with my bike.
    I feel like this is a crucial part of this event
    Quote Originally Posted by psyclistic View Post

    I'm going to be spending an exorbitant amount of money on electronics for this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinetiesKid View Post
    I feel like this is a crucial part of this event
    no. I hit a bump while going about 20mph, my front wheel was pushed up into the air and turned to the side. Time slowed down, I saw I was going to eat **** so I unclipped and jumped off. I hit my left leg hard and tore a chunk from the skin above the left hip bone. My bike also bounced around and fell back on top of me
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    CL Beater.
    +1, start looking now and offer to buy it in advance or see if they'll hold it. Good luck either way.
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