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dutch craigslist: www.marktplaats.nl

here's a more detailed search link for Men's touring bikes; used; location Amsterdam
http://www.marktplaats.nl/z.html?=&attributes=S%2C32&categoryId=454&postcode=1018aa&=0

unfortunately it's in Dutch only; but I can assist you with that.


walter

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shipping bikes vary VERY MUCH by airline. some require (airline provided) boxes, some don't. some have dimension and weight restrictions. Xiamen for example requires removing the front wheel.
some charge both sports equipment and oversize. rates vary from $ 50 up to $ 200 one way.
local flights sometimes cannot carry bike boxes due to their cargo hold doors and hold size.
most of the time I removed the pedals, turned the handle bar and released some tire pressure. I always attach assembly tools to the bike, so I can reassemble my bike at arrival. any kind of tools are NOT allowed in carry-on.

I never had problems getting boxes at airports, one time I had one delivered by a bike shop (at a delivery charge)

before you fly and/or book look up the rates and requirements and calculate the total price. sometimes a more expensive ticket airline charges less for bikes and vice versa.

walter.
 
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Classifieds / Re: FOR SALE: Co-Motion Pangea S&S XS size
« Last post by briwasson on April 21, 2016, 12:24:59 pm »
Price lowered!
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Gear Talk / Re: How to pack my sleeping bag
« Last post by Bikinchris on April 21, 2016, 12:20:29 pm »
If I had a 20 degree bag, I would be sleeping on top of it.
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Routes / Re: El Nino impact on Sierra Cascade route this spring?
« Last post by indyfabz on April 21, 2016, 10:46:37 am »
Meh. I have circled Crater Lake twice. As long as you can make it across on the west side (e.g., up from OR 128 and down to OR 62, with a stop at the overlooks, including the lodge), circling is not worth the effort. You don't get a constant view of the lake, and both times I circled it road conditions were poor in places, especially on some descents. But if you do circle for bragging rights or whatever, make sure you take the short out and back to Cloud Cap Overlook.
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Routes / Re: El Nino impact on Sierra Cascade route this spring?
« Last post by PeteJack on April 21, 2016, 10:18:06 am »


This was on July 1 attempting to cross Elk Pass near Randle WA. The slushy snow was up to the hubs. It was in the 80s in the valley. This is a FS road which are not plowed like regular roads thanks to budget cuts so check with the FS before attempting passes on their terrain. See http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/petejack02 I ended up making a very long detour to get back on trail at Cascade Locks. ( Some kind correspondent with local knowledge told me I couldn't have picked a worse route to the Locks. See the correspondence in the CGOAB article.)


You'll probably be able to get across Crater Lake NP but not be able to ride round the lake if it's a heavy snow year. That's what happened to me.

(Edit. Sorry my pic doesn't display. Dunno why, it did in the preview before. Go to my CGOB link to see pics)
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Routes / Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Last post by John Nettles on April 21, 2016, 08:16:37 am »
I have seen them online at other places, CycloCamping I think, eBay, etc.  And once in Jackson, WY (used copy) way back in early 90s.

As Indyfabz says they can be shipped to any post office box care of General Delivery so they are waiting for you.

However, if you do this route, I would plan on at least week to receive them due to the USPS.  A few years ago, I ordered an ACA map for my son who altered his route.  I ordered on a Monday, mailed from Missoula (of course) to Salt Lake City, UT, and was supposed to get there on a Thursday for a Friday pickup.  It had to be rerouted THREE times before it caught him in El Centro, CA (where he left the ACA route to go into Mexico toward Cabo San Lucas, arrgh).  It kept missing even though ACA mailed the same day I ordered it (ACA Store staff are great!) and every time had at least 1 "buffer" day for the USPS to deliver based on their schedule..  Lesson:  Order so it has at least three buffer days to arrive.
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General Discussion / Re: Black Hills Mickelson Trail and 38C tires
« Last post by indyfabz on April 21, 2016, 07:50:47 am »
BTW...If you can swing an extra day in Custer, riding Needle's Highway (SD 87 south from SD 89) is well wort it. Fabulous scenery.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8771954

Definitely go clockwise unless you like torture. I stayed just a bit outside the center of town, but there is a campground in town that's right off the trail. Heavily shaded tenting area, but it looked like it could be a bit buggy, especially since it's near a creek. The upside is that you can walk to the main drag a few blocks away, yet it's still pretty quiet back there:  http://www.fcrvpk.org/index.html
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Routes / Re: Minneapolis to the UP of Michigan
« Last post by Tandem Tom on April 21, 2016, 07:41:01 am »
Great area to ride! My wife and I rode our tandem from The Twin Cities up that way and across the UP and then down the length of Michigan all the way back to Cleveland. About 1500 miles and only 45 minutes of rain!
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Routes / Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Last post by indyfabz on April 21, 2016, 07:24:24 am »
I have only seen one once. A bike shop in Seattle had the map for the nearby section of the Pacific Coast Route. I wouldn't count on it. If you decide before Pueblo call and have whatever you want sent to you on the road.
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