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Regional Discussion Area => Southwest => Topic started by: thall on August 07, 2016, 05:46:26 pm

 
Title: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: thall on August 07, 2016, 05:46:26 pm
I'm trying to rent a bicycle for the Texas Hill Country loop, but am struggling to find a shop that rents touring bikes.

Any information on shops that may rent something tour-able would be quite helpful, thank you.

Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: texbiker on August 07, 2016, 07:23:48 pm
Try Mellow Johnny's.
Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: JHamelman on August 08, 2016, 11:52:12 am
Hi thall,

My contact at Bike Texas (http://www.biketexas.org/) suggested you might also want to check with Bicycle Sport Shop (http://bicyclesportshop.com/) (tell them Bike Texas sent you!).


I hope this helps. Have a great Hill Country tour!


Jennifer

Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: thall on August 08, 2016, 09:13:44 pm
I called and chatted with both of those shops and unfortunately they do not have any touring bikes. Mellow Johnny's did say I could buy a rack and try to mount it on their road bike rentals.

I'm thinking the other possible option is a hybrid with a rear rack from Barton Springs Bike Rental: http://bartonspringsbikerental.com/bike-rentals.htm
Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: thall on August 08, 2016, 09:14:26 pm
thanks for the replies!
Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: texbiker on August 08, 2016, 11:10:01 pm
Streamline Cycles rents a wide variety of bicycles. Maybe they have what you need. Also some people buy a bike on Craigslist, use it and then sell it when they are finished.
Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: thall on August 09, 2016, 11:40:05 pm
Ok, I'll give them a call, and that's a good idea using craigslist, thanks.
Title: Re: Rental shop in Austin
Post by: bik3rd00d@yahoo.com on January 05, 2020, 02:55:50 pm
Ship your bike to any bike shop in town.  Fly into town.  Uber to the bike shop.  Etc.