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Buy a bycicle in Australia

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Buy a bycicle in Australia

Hey,
I'll travell to Australia next February 2012 with a friend and we want to travell crossing Australia by bycicle. We are from Mallorca (the other side of the world!!) and is too expensive for us to transport our oun bycicles, then we would like to know how can we buy a second hand bycicle in good condition and not really expensive.
Thank you very much for your help!!
Ma. Magdalena

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Re: buying a bicycle in Australia

Hi there --

My husband and I brought our big, heavy tandem with us all the way from the U.S. to the Baleares to ride around the islands of Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. We took the ferry from Barcelona to the islands. When you are flying on international flights, they aren't supposed to charge you for bicycles in boxes. I'm not sure which airline you are flying on, and the rules may well have changed since we did that, but I am wondering if you really want to buy your bikes in Australia rather than taking your own with you?

Glee

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bikes in Oz

Nothing is cheap in Australia! I think the cost of shipping your bike is going to be far cheaper than buying even a 2nd hand bike here. Even buying a decent 2nd hand bike in Mallorca, bringing it to Oz, and then selling it before you go should be considered. You could even profit from this. Have a look at ebay.au to get an idea of what Ozzie prices are like. Some airlines do allow for a bike (eg Qantas). We now use folding bikes to make life a little cheaper, but I realize how you would want a more serious machine under you when crossing a continent. cheers and good luck, Rob

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bikes in Oz

Nothing is cheap in Australia! I think the cost of shipping your bike is going to be far cheaper than buying even a 2nd hand bike here. Even buying a decent 2nd hand bike in Mallorca, bringing it to Oz, and then selling it before you go should be considered. You could even profit from this. Have a look at ebay.au to get an idea of what Ozzie prices are like. Some airlines do allow for a bike (eg Qantas). We now use folding bikes to make life a little cheaper, but I realize how you would want a more serious machine under you when crossing a continent. cheers and good luck, Rob

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flying with bikes

We fly out of perth many times with the bikes to the other side of the world, but pick the right ailrline.
Forget Qantas
Emirates allows 30Kg per person plus 7kg carry on.

Air Asia now fly out of Paris and London, and you can pay for the bike and extra luggage ahead of time.
Both allow to combine weight if traveling together
Don't forget to put as much as possible in your pockets and carry a jacket over your shoulder.

We've used both and just follow the weight rules and all is good.
Forget about buying the bike in Oz, its too dear. We get our stuff out of the UK online

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Hi, we always take our own

Hi, we always take our own bikes, we have toured in Europe the last two summers. We fly Emirates allows 30Kg per person plus 7kg carry on. so we take bikes and camping gear in that allowance. Be wary of Air Asia, when booking make sure that you book sporting equipment and not just luggage its two separate things. Come to Tasmania great cycling.