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Offline mfx007

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Where to get a cheap used bike to ride when in town.
« on: December 18, 2006, 03:33:14 PM »
I will be in the Tampa area between Christmas and New Year.
I would rather not do the bike rental thing for cost reasons and for convience (I never know when I can break away to bike - maybe odd hours).
So, anyone know of a Flea Market or Bike shop that may have a decent stock of used bikes for $20-$30?
Not looking for high end.  I can get a brand new Walmart bike for $50 - so someone must have some of those used for $20. 
Preferably in the Hudson area.

While I am at it:  If I make it out to Alafia on my junk bike and would like to return on a nicer one, where would be a good place to rent?  I see that AJ Bikes and Boards has some.  Any closer to Alfia and cheaper (Hard Tail is fine).

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Mike

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Re: Where to get a cheap used bike to ride when in town.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 06:00:47 PM »
Welcome MFX.  Aj's has a good selection of bikes to rent and they are probably the closest to the trails. When you do make it  to Alafia, make sure you bring a helmet. The ranger station may have one you can borrow but you have to wear one while you ride. Enjoy. I think you will like the trails.
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Re: Where to get a cheap used bike to ride when in town.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 06:26:19 PM »
Thanks for the info. 
After looking at Alafia info, looks like might be worth the $40 for a 24 hour rental.
Cheap bike would be used for the other stuff in the area.

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Re: Where to get a cheap used bike to ride when in town.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 10:04:02 PM »
North East Bikes in St. Petersburg usually has a good selection of used bikes for sale.  Not sure what you expect to get for $30 though.

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Thanks for the Info. Biked at Alafia while visiting.
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 12:14:21 PM »
Biked at Alafia while visiting.
Rented a bike from AJ's Bikes and Boards.
Trail was fun.  Looks like lots of work went into some of the trails (retaining walls and such).
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Where to get a cheap used bike to ride when in town.
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 01:49:49 PM »
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