Bike Rental Wellington

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by orlando_orange, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    hey all

    i'm going to be back in nz for the RWC and was thinking about hiring a bike out of wgtn to go visiting familiy etc... can't seem to find any hire places... looks like auckland or chch are the places to hire bikes...

    anyone got any ideas?

    also, anyone know of decent gravel tracks between wgtn and the hawkes bay?

    cheers

    chris
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  2. crimbo

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  3. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    There are lots of interesting roads Wgn-HB. Simply hugging the East Coast using the gravel as much as possible yields a pretty good route. The Welly boys will likely have some more suggestions.

    Cheers
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  4. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    cheers guys

    saw that unbelievable times on the interweb - how was it? good bikes? what did the klr cost to rent? also i might need some kit, do they hire that out?

    only back for the wgtn pool games.. time, money and my own doubts won't let me stay for longer than that. i'm going to watch the quarters and semis on my own in a dark room back over here... that way no one else will see me cry if we don't make it...

    Chris
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  5. orlando_orange

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    well i emailed frank.lawton and no reply... oh well...
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  6. Cromagnon

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    Email/internet customer service in new zealand can be well....... non-existent :huh. If you can find a phone number, a call is usually the best way to receive an answer or more info.
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  7. orlando_orange

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    cheers cromagnon, just a bit dificult to ring from the other side of the world.... might wait and see what's there when i get back

    C
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  8. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Just been in to Wellington Motorcycles. They report no people renting bikes out of Wellington anymore. Just Auckland predominately, & Christchurch. Christchurch not so much now. :cry. If you were here longer they (Wgtn M/cycles) would do a buy back scheme.
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  9. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    oh dear...

    meh.. will have to figure something else out...

    cheers guys
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  10. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i can lend you an ol beemer....you bend it etc.......
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  11. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Give me a yell a bit closer to the time (if you get a bike sorted). I might be able to play tour guide, or at least point you in the 'most interesting' direction.
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  12. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    cheers for both the offers bart-nz and advNZer, i might take you up on them...

    adv, what beemer is it?
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  13. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    is an 1989 r100gspd

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  14. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    what a great looking bike you got there.... i'd feel a bit apprehensive taking someone's pride and joy out....

    (not to say i wouldn't do it though!!)

    anyways, i'll pm you a bit closer to the time

    cheers

    chris
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  15. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    its a well used bike(prolly quite similar to yours.....)
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  16. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    Well, my trip to NZ has been and gone, watched a lot of rugby, drank a lot of good beer and ate a lot of green lipped mussels... And thanks to Paul (advnzer) managed to get out on a bike and enjoy the NZ roads.

    So thanks a lot Paul it was very nice to meet such a down to earth decent bloke. Riding your beemer up to the Hawkes Bay was one of the highlights on the trip.

    Cheers,

    Chris
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  17. mariosan

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    I see this thread is from 3-4 years ago, but the desire to ride is still there! Anyone know a rental place in Wellington? I'm in Wellington for work but will have 3-4 open days and was hoping to rent a bike and try some of the gravel roads mentioned here. However, all rental places I've emailed seem to be booked. Anyone have an in with any of these rental places that might have a bike tucked in the back they just haven't noticed?!! :eek1
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