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BOSTON,MA Riders with a road bike to spare this weekend?

Old 07-14-14, 05:28 PM
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BOSTON,MA Riders with a road bike to spare this weekend?

Hello!
I apologize profusely if this is the wrong forum for such a request.

I am in a bit of a pickle right now.

I really want to go on a bike ride from wednesday - sunday this week (16th-20th) but due to a lot of bad luck I am in Boston, MA without my aluminium horse.


I had planned to bring my bike on the plane from Oslo to NY and then ride from there to Boston. (See this post:https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/95...l#post16922371)

But through a series of unfortunate events I found myself in New York a couple of days ago without my bike. Got on a bus to Boston yesterday.

I have been through a lot of bike shops in Boston and online but no one rents out road bikes. (Except one who did not have my size)

Does anyone here have an extra road bike somewhere? As long as it has some gears (sora would be all right!) and is somewhere around my size (got a 56cm back in norway, I am 179 cm tall (5 ft 10 3/4 inches) I would be extremely grateful. If you want to rent it out to me that would be great.



In a perfect world I could borrow/rent it from wednesday-sunday, but shorter would also be great.

I have everything else with me (pedals,shoes,tools, clothing, helmet etc etc) so its only the bike that I am missing.

Hope you can help a fellow bike enthusiast out! (I am dying to explore the backroads and the coast!)

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Old 07-14-14, 05:59 PM
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That's like asking someone if they can borrow their wife for a weekend.
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I'd offer collateral. Good luck in your search!

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Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
That's like asking someone if they can borrow their wife for a weekend.
That's not an unheard of thing to do, you know... People do... Not me, but...
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Find a Walmart. Buy a bike. Ride it. Return it. Total cost: $0.
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
That's not an unheard of thing to do, you know... People do... Not me, but...
Maybe if you're an Eskimo but not around here.
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I have a bike I could lend. Only problem, though, is the pedals are fused to the cranks and probably not coming off any time soon. What kind of cleats do you have?
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Why not rent from the bike stores in Boston?
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Originally Posted by donrhummy View Post
Why not rent from the bike stores in Boston?
OP said he tried that and no luck......
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
I have a bike I could lend. Only problem, though, is the pedals are fused to the cranks and probably not coming off any time soon. What kind of cleats do you have?
I have the shimano road bike ones. SPD SL!

If you had one that would be amazing!
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Originally Posted by superhansa View Post
I have the shimano road bike ones. SPD SL!

If you had one that would be amazing!
The pedals on the bike a Look Keo's, unfortunately. I don't have any spare cleats at the moment, but if you can figure out some way to deal with that I'm still happy to let you borrow the bike. Also I'm in Somerville, which is easily accessible by bus and the Red Line, but I guess where you are in Boston would determine how convenient it actually is.
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Originally Posted by godeacs View Post
OP said he tried that and no luck......
? I have never visited a location and been unable to find a bike to rent. It's not always a great bike, but there's always a road bike for rent somewhere. (could be expensive though) Boston is a modern city, they have to have bikes for rent somewhere. Hold on, I'll do a google search:

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=rent+road+bike+boston

There's a ton of options!
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Here's a website the connects people who want to rent out their bikes to people who want to rent them: https://www.spinlister.com/search
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
The pedals on the bike a Look Keo's, unfortunately. I don't have any spare cleats at the moment, but if you can figure out some way to deal with that I'm still happy to let you borrow the bike. Also I'm in Somerville, which is easily accessible by bus and the Red Line, but I guess where you are in Boston would determine how convenient it actually is.
Great! I am going to a bike shop to get some cleats that fits. Im in brookline now so that is very convenient.
I tried sending you a message but since my post count is <50 I couldnt do it. Could you send me either a private message with an e-mail address/phone number so we can arrange how to meet? My e-mail is superhansa@gmail.com


Thank you again!
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