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Thread: Bicycle - to buy in nz or to ship?

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    Default Bicycle - to buy in nz or to ship?

    Hi!! can anyone advise if it is cheaper to just ship my bicycles over or is there a wide selection of bicycles for us to choose from in NZ and at a reasonable price?

    Thanks!

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    Don't know the cost of bikes in Singapore, but compared to europe then bikes here are expensive. Lots of shops, but there is a high import duty on bikes manufactured overseas, which means unless you like avanti bikes then everything else is going to be pricey.

    And this follows through onto the second hand prices too (IMHO).

    We brought 7 and I wish I'd been able to bring more / replace beofre coming in hindsight.

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    Thanks Duncan! 7!?! for yourself or for the family?

    We'll most likely bring our bicycles over then.

    Anyway, they are foldies so it should be easy & cheaper to ship

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    2 were my wifes. Rest are mine. And I got rid of 3 before coming.

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    We brought a round dozen from the States for 3 of us, so Duncan looks absolutely parsimonious

    (That reminds me, I need to find a mountain bike for my daughter!)

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    We brought all our bikes just because we had them

    However, we have since found out that our youngest child's bike is not a 'standard' size in NZ - 14inch wheel. Only found out when we tried to buy a new inner tube after constant punctures. 239BIKE put them on special order, which took a week to arrive.

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    Anyone know if foldable bicycles are allowed on trains and buses?

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    Where are you planing on living, they dont really do public transport here unless you are heading for auckland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayevalentine View Post
    Anyone know if foldable bicycles are allowed on trains and buses?
    I can't speak for everywhere but in Auckland you shouldn't have any trouble with a bike on a train. Technically it costs a dollar to take a bike on the train but if it's a fold-up they probably wouldn't charge you.

    Buses are more of a problem as there is generally a lot less space for them. You might still be okay with a fold-up but it could get awkward if the bus is busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayevalentine View Post
    Anyone know if foldable bicycles are allowed on trains and buses?
    Depends where you are and which route you are taking.
    Here in Dunedin are several bus lines allowing general bikes to be put on a front rack; similar to prams.

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