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Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: Laguna Punta] #311508
11/18/08 08:14 PM
11/18/08 08:14 PM
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Yes secure sandals are important too. I once blew a tread (sandal) riding a bike in San Pedro. smile

OOPS just noticed you said scandal. Those two must be kept secure.

Just read Collyk's tag line...

"There isn't much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it."
Kim Hubbard

San Pedro is that kinda town. wink

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: gailtor] #311540
11/18/08 10:51 PM
11/18/08 10:51 PM
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London/New York/San Pedro
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A new Hurricane bike is only about $125 brand new. Buy one and sell in on the cheap when you leave. You'll still come out ahead over renting. As far as the lock is concerned, buy a nice one at Target before you come. It'll be half the price and twice the quality of what you'll find here.
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Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: RUM1] #311557
11/19/08 07:46 AM
11/19/08 07:46 AM
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South Ambergris Caye
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You must be talking US Dollars?

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: JZB] #311561
11/19/08 08:32 AM
11/19/08 08:32 AM
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Yes, US$. The Hurricane-copy I bought last cost me Bz$300 including handlebar basket and lock.

Most locks here are rubbish, but SP Hardware sell some fairly tough motorcycle lock-style ones for less than Bz$15. Mine has already deterred two thieves. They carried the bike away, couldn't open/break the lock despite trying, and dumped the bike so they could return later with bolt cutters. The bike was discovered by friends before that happened.

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: bccanucks] #311640
11/19/08 06:03 PM
11/19/08 06:03 PM
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bccanucks: I agree with rum1 completely on this. This summer, I spent 3 months on AC and, besides my feet, my bike was my primary form of transportation. While I love Joe at Joe's Bike Rental, for the length of time you are might be best to purchase if finances allow. I would recommend buying from Mr. Castillo at Castillo Hardware. He is very nice and worked with me personally all summer on my many purchases. The bikes his store carry are sturdy, Hurricane brand bikes and you can get one with the basket (much needed) for a little over $125USD. Some of them even have the covered handle bars and that can come in handy on "rainy rides." Prior to coming to the island, go to a Target (or similar store) and purchase a cable covered type lock. You will pay less and will have a better selection. YOu will make many new friends while visiting, so when it's time to leave the island, I can't imagine you will have much difficulty selling the bike. Have a wonderful time.

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: CaseWork] #311641
11/19/08 06:06 PM
11/19/08 06:06 PM
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Good attitude CaseWork!

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: SP Daily] #311643
11/19/08 06:18 PM
11/19/08 06:18 PM
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New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
The wheel spokes on the Hurricane brand bikes purchased on the Island will rust and break in a very short period.

Our bikes (2006 & 2007 Models) both have broken spokes already despite the fact that the bikes were washed in fresh water and dried after every trip and stored Inside our place when not in use.

They have maybe 6 or 8 hours of use each. We had Joe @ Joes bikes replace the spokes with stanless steel spokes in order to resist rust.

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: collyk] #311645
11/19/08 06:36 PM
11/19/08 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by collyk
There is a lovely guy named Jose who rents bicycles behind Mickey's Diner. He used to have them parked outside but they were getting stolen. I think he has pretty good prices.

Calvio. Really nice guy and he takes really good care of his bikes.

He even has a website:

his email and phone numbers are included there.

Re: Bike Rentals in San Pedro [Re: TacoBoy] #311646
11/19/08 06:43 PM
11/19/08 06:43 PM
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Peter Jones Offline
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Some bikes (such as mine from SP hardware) are fitted with stainless steel spokes and alloy rims, which don't rust. Other parts, such as the seat tube and bolts holding the handlebars, and indeed the frame itself, will rust over time but that's not really a problem. Ask whether the bike has rustless spokes & rims and DO NOT buy one that doesn't - it's fine for inland but useless on AC. If it's much cheaper than Bz$250 before basket it's unlikely to have stainless components. The baskets themselves always rust, even the "stainless" ones, but you'll get at least 6 months from them.

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