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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-18-10, 12:58 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-18-10, 11:41 AM   #2
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If you were visiting like 2 weeks later I could help you out

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Hope you enjoy NOLA though, probably my favorite place in the country. Good luck on those bumpy streets tho'
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Old 09-18-10, 11:43 AM   #3
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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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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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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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Old 09-19-10, 10:16 AM   #8
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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
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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
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+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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