Bikes for rent forum
Is there a strong case for a "bikes for rent forum"? It seems to me that there are certain destinations where bike rental is more feasible than shipping (eg Iceland or Japan). Obviously there is a long list of pros and cons but for those members who work and have limited holiday allowance (not to mention the expense of shipping and loss of use while in transit) this seems to be the only realistic option. There are some companies that advertise here - some doing tours others purely rentals but it would be good to get some discussion going about whether the bikes are any good, whether the service is recommended etc.
Maybe a less formal arrangement would work well. If someone has a bike in Iceland that they are happy to rent out and get serviced after each rental they would surely make some money over the summer period. It needn't be a spanking GS1200 with all the kit a cheap trailie worth a grand would suit me........ Just to get the ball rolling I would be happy to pay £250 a week for such an agreement. Buy back deals also seem to make a lot of sense.
Places I fancy visiting and want a bike are Iceland, Ethiopia and Namibia. I also go to the US regularly and would like to rent a bike for a few days and do a one-wayer.