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Bikes?>

Post by Galadrielle » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Hey!

Me and my friends need a bike, and I was wondering if anyone knew how to get a hold of one? are they still doing that service where you can reserve a bike before getting to the playa? Does anyone have an extra/want to trade?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:13 pm

The reserved bikes are all taken, long ago... plan on walking.
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Post by Canoe » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:39 pm

Here's the run down on bikes.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 20#p952179

Or you can get a new bike with big fat tires. A 4" tire cruiser fat bike for $199 at walmart, either in advance (store or online), or in Reno f they're not sold out when you get there.

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If you want it to last, you'll need to grease the hubs, bottom bracket and steering.

If they have some spare, the Kiwanis Bike Program will occasionally put some extra used bikes up at the Savemart Keystone, or at the Kiwanins bike building.

As the Community Bike Program bikes (Yellow Bikes) are in fact green in colour, I don't recommend getting a green bike, as a number of people will end up thinking you've taken a Yellow Bike as though it is yours.
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Post by MikeGyver » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:13 pm

Playa will be horrible on a bike this year, save the effort, just walk.
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Post by tatonka » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:28 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:Playa will be horrible on a bike this year, save the effort, just walk.
cause of the rain?
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Post by viajero loco » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:00 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:Playa will be horrible on a bike this year, save the effort, just walk.
why is that? shouldn't be the floor much harder after the rain?
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Post by atomicray » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:14 pm

viajero loco wrote:
Mrpatatomoto wrote:Playa will be horrible on a bike this year, save the effort, just walk.
why is that? shouldn't be the floor much harder after the rain?
Well after the playa has completely absorbed the moisture and the sun has baked the upper layer dry...otherwise it will become a peeling sheet of wet clay that will build upon itself creating a mass of icky sticky poo poo.
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Post by daft » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:52 pm

I was transporting bikes last month and knocked off in transit my front bike light on my BRC bike, oop$
It will be dry if it does not rain again, and if you are there and it rains, only go out barefoot. Fat tires rock as long as they do not rub your frame, lots of light as its crazy out there

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Post by oly14 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:07 am

Canoe wrote: As the Community Bike Program bikes (Yellow Bikes) are in fact green in colour, I don't recommend getting a green bike, as a number of people will end up thinking you've taken a Yellow Bike as though it is yours.

You'll need a light. You'll need a lock. Use them.
Whoops, birgin mistake. I already decorated my bike green. Granted, it doesn't look exactly like the Yellow Bikes but who's to say how impaired some of our fellow citizens will be. Have a lock; I'm going to have to be very diligent about using it.
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Post by misfit » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:17 am

check craigslist.org ,,, plenty of good cheap bikes still avalible.......
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Post by Krokodyle » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:58 am

oly14 wrote:Whoops, birgin mistake. I already decorated my bike green. Granted, it doesn't look exactly like the Yellow Bikes but who's to say how impaired some of our fellow citizens will be. Have a lock; I'm going to have to be very diligent about using it.
Decorate it some more! I suggest putting a basket on it (I ziptied a cheap yet sturdy plastic basket to the front of mine), functional *and* will help make yours look different. Love the antennas, btw.
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