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New Zealand - Rotorua - Bike Hire

Postby Aushiker » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:39 am

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Probably a long shot but does anyone know of an outfit that hires out bikes in Rotorua, New Zealand? I am aware of Planet Bikes but was hoping to get a road bike for a couple of weeks whilst there in December.

Anyone?

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:24 pm

You could do a search using google NZ.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=bicycle+hire+rotorua&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

Hiring road bikes is much more difficult, not many do it.
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Postby Aushiker » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:28 pm


Been there. That is how I found Planet Bikes and not much else. Hence the posting here to see if anyone had any personal experience.

I have had one bike shop offer me a MTB at $40.00 a day and I have to return it each day. I can hire a car for less and buy a bike for less.

Thanks anyway for the suggestion.

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Postby stryker84 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:38 pm

I've been looking into hiring for a UK trip.

Seems that you either get touristy bikes (folders, cruisers, MTBs, a hybrid if you're lucky) and the rates aren't existent/feasible for longer term hires.

An option I've considered may be to look up second hand listings, sorta like the tradingpost, and see if you can get an old cheapie to tide you over for the couple of weeks? Would be much cheaper, and even better if you could relist it for around the date you finish with it, and sell it off, or pawn it when you're done with it.

Only trick there is finding a bike that's suitable. But then again it's pesky enough trying to do that with hire shops anyway.
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Postby Aushiker » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:47 pm

stryker84 wrote:An option I've considered may be to look up second hand listings, sorta like the tradingpost, and see if you can get an old cheapie to tide you over for the couple of weeks? Would be much cheaper, and even better if you could relist it for around the date you finish with it, and sell it off, or pawn it when you're done with it.

I have thought of that and did mention it to Mum. She is going to have a look in the paper for me. Maybe even a pawn shop or recycling place or something. If I can pick up something to just train on for $100 to $150 I will probably go for it. I suspect it will be my only option beside walking each day instead of cycling.

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Postby tallywhacker » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:04 am

try this place http://www.bicyclerentals.co.nz/
Looks like they hire bikes throughout NZ
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:25 am

I have hired the mtb's at rotorua and they are showtime boxes to be polite.If you are going that way take your shoes and pedals as they will only have platforms.I just take my bike over..much easier.I come from a place 45mins north of Rottenrua and there are some of the best training roads in the world around there...i kid you not!.Wish i was going over this xmas as i will be missing one of my favourite road races.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:10 am

Buying an old bike crossed my mind too.

How are your knees? You could go running
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:23 am

mikesbytes wrote:Buying an old bike crossed my mind too.

How are your knees? You could go running


Are you mad!...running :roll: :roll: :roll: ,you could go and do the run inside Tarawera volcano :D ...now thats what i call running.You climb to the top and then pretend you are in Jackass and run down the 45%+ slopes as fast as you can,just keep your weight back....awesum fun in the shingles.
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Postby stryker84 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:11 am

:shock:

And then you accidentally tread on some of that scree and go flying down the slope on your back feet first? Human toboggan!!!
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:32 am

I've done that on Mt Narahoeeeeeee. Each step is like a giant leap and it took no time at all to descend.
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:24 am

mikesbytes wrote:I've done that on Mt Narahoeeeeeee. Each step is like a giant leap and it took no time at all to descend.


I have done it there too,was a very fast descent....not as good scree as Tarawera thou.Did you do the crossing....what an amazing walk.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:53 am

toolonglegs wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:I've done that on Mt Narahoeeeeeee. Each step is like a giant leap and it took no time at all to descend.


I have done it there too,was a very fast descent....not as good scree as Tarawera thou.Did you do the crossing....what an amazing walk.


Up and back. Two weeks after an eruption, so there were still some hot rocks, one of which was the size of a car and was still really hot underneath.
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Postby Aushiker » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:29 pm

tallywhacker wrote:try this place http://www.bicyclerentals.co.nz/
Looks like they hire bikes throughout NZ

Thanks tallywhacker. Unfortunately they don't have an operation in Rotorua which is a pity as they are what I am looking for.

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Postby Aushiker » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:31 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I come from a place 45mins north of Rottenrua

Where? I am ex Reporoa.

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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:34 pm

Aushiker wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:I come from a place 45mins north of Rottenrua

Where? I am ex Reporoa.

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Postby 531db » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:09 pm

Jeez bro's how many of us are kiwi's or in my case an Aussie born, but have lived in Aoteoroa.

Can we arrange a coup and take over the forums....

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:37 pm

Shows how long since I lived in NZ,I needed reminding what DB stood for!.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:51 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Waikato Green for moi :D .

Undrinkable ..... balance deleted in good taste.

DB or if desperate Lion Brown.

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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:07 pm

Where did you get to with the bike hire?
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