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Old Jan 6th 2007, 3:12 pm
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Hi all, well the removals are booked for Monday the 8th and our flights are on Friday 12th. Not long now. My question is this - BIKES. The kids have a bikes, but not the cleanest by far. We are thinking of bringing them with us, but how strict are they on this issue. Are the bikes cheaper over there. I was thinking about buying new ones when we get there. Here they range from £99.00 up over for a decent one (reebok etc.). Heres another one for you all, TOOLS. How clean do they have to be. Are they bothered about rust etc.
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Old Jan 6th 2007, 7:41 pm
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Maz, I lost the will to live over the cleaning - by the time I got to the bikes I just gave them a quick wipe with a flashwipe! As for tools we didnt even clean them.
When the MAF man opened our tent half of the last campsite flew out into our garage and he just laughed. Honestly - I think a lot of it is down to luck on the day.
He was at pains to let us know that they weren't demons trying to 'get you'.

Dunno about how much bikes cost - sorry.
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A montain bike will cost you about the same(lower end of the range). I've seen some for $5000-so depends how much you are into it. We bought all our bikes off of "trade me".
As for tools-are we talking garden or spanners etc.
I brought over a fairly large tool kit( mechanic by trade) and had no problems at all-although I spent a complete day cleaning them. As for garden tools we left them all in the UK and bought new here. We had heard horror stories about MAF getting really into them, but know of people who just cleaned them and got them in.

Good luck.

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Good luck with your removals on Monday.
I hope the weather stays good for your arrival.
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Old Jan 7th 2007, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Maz1 View Post
Hi all, well the removals are booked for Monday the 8th and our flights are on Friday 12th. Not long now. My question is this - BIKES. The kids have a bikes, but not the cleanest by far. We are thinking of bringing them with us, but how strict are they on this issue. Are the bikes cheaper over there. I was thinking about buying new ones when we get there. Here they range from £99.00 up over for a decent one (reebok etc.). Heres another one for you all, TOOLS. How clean do they have to be. Are they bothered about rust etc.

Hope it all goes well. Sent you some Karma for those stress levels

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Old Jan 7th 2007, 9:27 pm
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Good Luck with the move Maz. Hope all goes to plan. We aren't far behind you:scared:
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Old Jan 7th 2007, 10:23 pm
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Sorry got no info about the bikes but wanted to wish you all the very best on the removals and will be thinking of you on the 12th.

keep us updated on your progress
Take care Mandie

PS...where you headed for once out there?

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Old Jan 8th 2007, 3:45 am
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Good luck for today Maz1 - although you probably won't have time to be reading forums!!!!
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Old Jan 8th 2007, 4:07 am
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Bikes should be fine so long as there are no seeds or dirt trapped in the tyre tread. As for tools they should be ok, if they're used in the garden just clean off any dirt, a quick wipe over with WD40 may help to stop them from rusting. MAF showed no interest at all in ours and headed for the bikes, christmas tree and tent.
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