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Old 07-19-10, 02:18 PM
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Where to buy a touring frame in amsterdam

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good shop in Amsterdam to find a touring frame?

Edit: on a related note, if I were to choose to buy a frame online, would it be feasible to ship it somewhere in amsterdam? where to ship it?

Also, does anyone know a shop that rents shop time?

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Two good bicycle touring shops in Amsterdam are:
https://www.lohman.nl/
https://www.vakantiefietser.nl/
Plus a good shop in Utrecht (not so far away from Amsterdam) is:
https://www.sneltweewielers.nl/
Of course you will have to use the Google translation service to translate the websites from Dutch to English.
I don’t know if any of these shops will rent shop time or allow a bicycle frame to be shipped to them.
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Koga Miyata a NL company has a signature program, you pick the frame, (several types, trekking to track), & size and components, including Tubus racks, from a menu, https://www.koga-signature.com/en/Koga-Signature.aspx

then it is delivered to a dealer , some a short bus ride from Shiphol AMS airport, so you can arrive with your travel kit , say packed in panniers already,

hang them on the racks and ride off..

Get the paperwork at point of sale, and you can apply for the VAT to be refunded,
as you will be exporting it when you take it Home, out of the Euro Zone.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Koga Miyata a NL company has a signature program, you pick the frame, (several types, trekking to track), & size and components, including Tubus racks, from a menu, https://www.koga-signature.com/en/Koga-Signature.aspx
I looked into doing this for my new bike. The import costs are heinous. It would probably be cheaper to take the bike home from Netherlands with you as luggage on the plane.
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I thought that was what you had in mind, get a bike there , use it to tour around , and return with it.

I helped Lead an AYH bike tour starting from London, one rider came planning to get a bike there,

so We went to FW Evans in London and she had a good bike to complete the trip upon.

KLM at the AMS Airport has Boxes for the bike , to put the bike into after riding right up to the Airport on the same
Fietspad the staff uses to go to work.
Northwest is the partner airline with them in the US.
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If you are looking for a touring bike in the EU look for trekking bikes.

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