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Old 12 Jul 2004
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Buting and selling bike in mid-east?

I'm thinking of touring through the middle east next spring, perhaps around Easter, but because of the distance (I'm in Australia) I don't want to ship a bike there and home again. I was wondering if anyone knew of any decent, trustworthy places where I could buy a bike (say in Turkey or Syria), and how to dispose of the bike afterwards without getting ripped off. The other option would be to hire a bike, but I wasn't planning on doing a circuit, so the bike would have to be picked up in Turkey and left in Israel or Jordan. Any help would be appreciated.
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i dont know about Turkey or Syria, but I live in Saudi Arabia, why dont you consider flying into Dubai where you can get an excellent bike for a good price, then ride to Turkey, from Dubai to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is about 1100km then from Riyadh to Amman is 1400km ... or you can fly into riyadh you can get a good bike for a good price but not as much choice as Dubai ..

Northern Saudi arabia is great to ride through ,,, i'll never forget my ride last march
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I'm Dutch and living in Damascus.

Bikes (>150cc) are not allowed for local people in Syria and Jordan. Tourists can get a temporary permit.

Buying or selling a bike will be very difficult I'm affraid.

Touring trough the Middle East and Turkey on a bike is realy great; nice people and beautiful countries.


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hi
if you are going to visit egypt , you can find a few good bikes here ,and also it will be easier to make carnet from egypt to most of other countries(cause egypt is the most high taxes country in m.east)i can help you for a bike and maybe we can have a trip together (me and other friend planning egypt turkey trip, we are not sure yet about dates ,
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