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    extended stay options

    Hey,

    i am coming to london for about 5 months to study and i would like to have a bike to ride. at home in the states, i ride a sweet little fixed gear conversion that i love dearly. i am considering bringing it along with me on the plane. but, after poking around the internet a bit, this seems really complicated. i am considering the following options:
    1- sucking it up and bringing my bike from home which is absolutely perfectly suited to me and my biking preferences and hoping for little fees and frustrations
    2- getting a cheap bike in london and selling it back at the end
    3- taking the components and wheels from my bike off and taking them -but not the frame- with me and then getting a new frame to throw them on in london.


    any advice on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hautestuff
    Hey,

    i am coming to london for about 5 months to study and i would like to have a bike to ride. at home in the states, i ride a sweet little fixed gear conversion that i love dearly. i am considering bringing it along with me on the plane. but, after poking around the internet a bit, this seems really complicated. i am considering the following options:
    1- sucking it up and bringing my bike from home which is absolutely perfectly suited to me and my biking preferences and hoping for little fees and frustrations
    2- getting a cheap bike in london and selling it back at the end
    3- taking the components and wheels from my bike off and taking them -but not the frame- with me and then getting a new frame to throw them on in london.


    any advice on this?
    check bike prices and availability in

    http://www.loot.com/hobbies-interest...ies-and-spares

    http://www.gumtree.com/london/bicycl...sale_86_1.html

    http://london.craigslist.org/bik/

    hope that helps

    also try e-mail http://www.condorcycles.com/ (London's best bike shop whether you're a courier, city slicker, or P.O.B.)

    a good alternative is http://www.brixtoncycles.co.uk/

    AVOID Evans(h!te)Cycles - they have a bad reputation and a high staff turn over for very good reasons.
    shameless POWERCRANK plug
    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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