Bike hire Sept 2013

Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby gazman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:06 pm

From previous posts I think I know the answer but it you don't ask.........
Any who, I'm heading to Tassie from Perth next Sept and was hoping to hire a bike (road or flat bar)in Launceston and drop it off in Hobart.

I'm wondering if the locals think there would be any chance. If there is, where would I go?
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Re: Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:49 pm

Gazman, I fear that you have two chances.......you know what they are :roll: .

Sorry to be so negative. I hope you can prove me incorrect.

Tasmania is a great place to ride; it would be a pity to miss out.
You might need to think outside the square on this one. Something like a gumtree or ebay purchase around Launceston, and we could help you sell it by the same method on or after your departure.
I guess you have discounted bringing your own bike?
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Re: Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby gazman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:34 pm

I did think about bringing my bike however I am travelling with two other couples and thought that the opportunity of riding may prevent murder!!

The gumtree/ ebay idea is a great one. Thank you
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Re: Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby RonK » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:00 am

gazman wrote:From previous posts I think I know the answer but it you don't ask.........
Any who, I'm heading to Tassie from Perth next Sept and was hoping to hire a bike (road or flat bar)in Launceston and drop it off in Hobart.

I'm wondering if the locals think there would be any chance. If there is, where would I go?

When I toured Tassie a few years ago I met another tourist riding a bike he rented in Launceston. The bike was nothing special but when it broke the guy brought him another one in Hobart.

I not sure but I think he got the name from the Lonely Planet guide. It might have been this place. It would be worth contacting them.
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Re: Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby gazman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:59 am

Thanks Ron. I have emailed them and will post a response when(if) I get one.
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Re: Bike hire Sept 2013

Postby gazman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:37 pm

Wow, a quick and positive response!

Many thanks for your email this morning yes you may hire
I bike in late Sept an email say a day or two before you arrive , the
price should be about the same as last year the price of Hybrid may go up I have not decided yet in June or July I will decide, the M T B have very good touring tires price will not go up The bike can be returned by Tassie link service for $10 and a very quick phone to say bike on bus today, panniers front bar bag helmet spare tube etc comes with the bike any question jut ask ,
Regards ,

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