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Offline patney

bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« on: April 01, 2021, 12:16:42 pm »
hi everyone,
wondering if any locals can advise where i could leave my dismantled bike and gear for a couple of weeks somewhere in Honolulu? plans are at the moment to fly myself and bike stuff from the UK to Honolulu next march where i intend to join an organised tour of the pacific war battlefields. ideally i'd like to drop my bike and gear in Hawaii until i return to avoid any unnecessary or excess baggage charges or problems lumping the bike and gear onto small aircraft with  limited hold space. i cant use the bike during the battlefield tour anyway so it makes sense to leave it somewhere secure in Hawaii for the duration. on returning to Hawaii on completion of the tour i would then fly back to the continental US with the bike and gear to start the ACA trans-am. any suggestions for secure storage in Honolulu for about 2 weeks? may well do a some local biking in Hawaii before flying out again. thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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Offline John Nettles

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 12:19:45 pm »
I would try to hit up a WarmShowers host or a bike shop in the area.  If a bike shop, it would probably be best to have them assemble it for a fee to make it worth their while.

Hope you have a great trip!

Tailwinds, John

Offline patney

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 12:49:53 pm »
hi john,
yes i thought of that one but i did think it may be taking a bit of a liberty asking a complete stranger to put themselves out for that. the bike shop one could be a go'er.

andy
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Offline John Nettles

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 12:54:14 pm »
I could be wrong but most cyclists, especially those offering to host on WS, like to help other cyclists.  I know that if some cyclist asked me to do something and I could, I would definitely do it.  Of course, there are others on the other end of the spectrum but I would guess most would be willing to help. 

It can't hurt to ask.

Tailwinds, John

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 01:03:00 pm »
Why not ship them directly to a shop on the mainland since you do not plan on using them on the islands?
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Offline patney

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 01:57:16 pm »
good idea but basically it boils down to cost and convenience.

if i take my bike with me on british airways it goes on the plane as over sized/sports baggage as part of my baggage allowance at no extra charge as long as its below the weight and size limits. done this twice now to the US and works really well from the uk. other airlines charge extra simply because its regarded as sports gear or gets a surcharge because its oversized.

if i send it as cargo from the UK which is what an international shipper would do then that is significant cost however i will re-investigate sending it separately via bikeflights to the start point. sending it internally in the US from hawaii to my start point may be more feasible? but of course i then have to add cost for getting to the bike shop to pick it up and their cost for handling it regardless of whether they assemble it for me. i used bikeflights  for sending the bike and gear within the US to the friends address i was staying at last time i was there and it was quite reasonable and of course no problem with picking it up.

i love cycling round the US but doing so from the UK it is an expensive hobby so any way of reducing the cost is welcome.

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Offline dashely

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 02:37:29 pm »
Have you picked a hotel/b&b to stay at at the beginning of the trip to the battlefield and asked them about storage. Also I assume that you are paying for the battlefield tour and might ask the tour company about storage as there tour is only part of your trip.

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 02:39:01 pm »
Totally understand, I took my bike to France on Air France. You will probably pay $150 to fly the bike back to the mainland unless it meets the baggage limits. US Airlines have gotten a little better in the past few years on travelling with bikes and sporting equipment. If you are staying at a hotel in Hawaii before and after your WWII tour they may hold it for you as well.
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Offline patney

Re: bike and gear temporary storage in hawaii
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2021, 02:44:52 pm »
yes i have contacted the tour company about their proposed hotel in hawaii and awaiting a response regarding leaving stuff with them.

andy
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