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Old Jul 16th 2011, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by busters mum
Can't you hire a bike when you get there ? it would save all the buggering about, just take the famous bell and attatch it !!
I'm going to cycle over 1000 miles on a hired bike?
Nice thought, but the one I have is kitted out now :-)
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Old Jul 16th 2011, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by busters mum
Can't you hire a bike when you get there ? it would save all the buggering about, just take the famous bell and attatch it !!
I am currently in Uk and have a ladies bike available with a shopping basket on the front
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Old Jul 16th 2011, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Domino
I am currently in Uk and have a ladies bike available with a shopping basket on the front
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Old Jul 16th 2011, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
I'm going to cycle over 1000 miles on a hired bike?
Nice thought, but the one I have is kitted out now :-)
Ahhh, well obviously not but i didn't know that at the time, good luck
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Old Jul 25th 2011, 1:52 pm
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I'm sure you're well prepared,Mitzy, but for those that aren't.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu4QzAIayTU&sns=em
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Old Jul 26th 2011, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by agoreira
I'm sure you're well prepared,Mitzy, but for those that aren't.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu4QzAIayTU&sns=em
Yep, he does neglect to say that he did what I would never do, even in the UK. He set off in the dark, on his own.

The bike btw is booked with BMI Baby at €22. The only new problem I have now is that my limit with thm is 18 kilos. The bike weighs 16 kilos. I'm trying to find a bike bag, and they all seem to weigh 3 kilos or more. I found one on ebay that is 2.3 kilos, so I will have to remove bike bits and put them in my luggage to bring it down. I dont suppose anyone knows of a transport bag seller in Spain that has light weight ones

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Old Jul 27th 2011, 11:19 am
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Have you tried the bike shops in Oliva. If they don't sell them I am sure they would know where you can get one.
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Old Jul 27th 2011, 12:17 pm
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Have you tried the bike shops in Oliva. If they don't sell them I am sure they would know where you can get one.
Yes thanks ... well .......... I tried the one on the N332 as it seemed the more likely, as the other is mainly bike sales.
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There's probably a very good reason why not, but why not just use loads of bubblewrap? That's how we packed our bikes for flying - admittedly yonks ago - and nothing came to grief.... and it weighs virtually nothing!
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Yes thanks ... well .......... I tried the one on the N332 as it seemed the more likely, as the other is mainly bike sales.
there's a bike sales/repair/bits & bobs shop in Gata where we take our bikes - maybe they have them
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Yes thanks ... well .......... I tried the one on the N332 as it seemed the more likely, as the other is mainly bike sales.
Does the "mainly bike sales" place have any that their new bikes arrived in? I've read of people using boxes that dealers bikes came in, don't know if it's worth a call.
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Old Jul 28th 2011, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
there's a bike sales/repair/bits & bobs shop in Gata where we take our bikes - maybe they have them
Wheres that Lynne
I want to get it serviced properly, as I've done a lot of miles and the gears are a little noisy already

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Does the "mainly bike sales" place have any that their new bikes arrived in? I've read of people using boxes that dealers bikes came in, don't know if it's worth a call.
That is a thought for sure, thanks. In the meantime though I took the plunge and ordered a bag off ebay. The reason being, after thought, I have to lug this thing around with me at Alicante and Birmingham airport, and it will fit in the back of thecars. Only thing which is a pain, is that I have to removes the wheels as well as pedals and straighten the bars.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Wheres that Lynne
I want to get it serviced properly, as I've done a lot of miles and the gears are a little noisy already



That is a thought for sure, thanks. In the meantime though I took the plunge and ordered a bag off ebay. The reason being, after thought, I have to lug this thing around with me at Alicante and Birmingham airport, and it will fit in the back of thecars. Only thing which is a pain, is that I have to removes the wheels as well as pedals and straighten the bars.
God that sounds a complete plain man.

I know you have already refused but the OH's bike with a small shopping basket on the front is still available, it has 3 gears and a pump ..

hope it all works out for u after all this hassle
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Originally Posted by Domino
God that sounds a complete plain man.

I know you have already refused but the OH's bike with a small shopping basket on the front is still available, it has 3 gears and a pump ..

hope it all works out for u after all this hassle
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Thats very kind, but I'm trying not to do any shopping on the way
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Wheres that Lynne
I want to get it serviced properly, as I've done a lot of miles and the gears are a little noisy already



That is a thought for sure, thanks. In the meantime though I took the plunge and ordered a bag off ebay. The reason being, after thought, I have to lug this thing around with me at Alicante and Birmingham airport, and it will fit in the back of thecars. Only thing which is a pain, is that I have to removes the wheels as well as pedals and straighten the bars.
dh is away so I can't ask him

dd1 says you go into Gata from Jávea - cross the railway - come to a junction where one turning goes up a hill - it's up the hill & 1st on the right


that probably doesn't help much does it.............
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