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San Francisco peeps...I need some info...(8 posts)

San Francisco peeps...I need some info...tronracer
Dec 16, 2002 5:22 PM
Thanks for lending a hand...

I'll be in San Fran during X-mas time. I wish I could bring my own bike, but I can't so I have to rent one while I'm out there.

Which shops can you recommend?

Thanx,

Tron
re: San Francisco peeps...I need some info...gtx
Dec 16, 2002 5:51 PM
many of the shops down on Stanyon street (at the Golded Gate Park) rent bikes, but mostly mountain bikes. Don't know where to rent a road bike. But, I would say most of the best rides from the city are mtb rides, so...
agreed..granda
Dec 16, 2002 6:23 PM
Very few places IN the city that are good for road bikes
(or safe for Road Bike speeds) If you're biking outside the city like in the East Bay or rest of the peninsula things are different. Still I don't know where you can rent a road bike.
if you head southlaffeaux
Dec 17, 2002 12:24 AM
You can rent road bikes at the Palo Alto CalTrans train station (off of University). There is a some company in the station that has some sort of relationship with Palo Alto Bikes, and rents descent bikes. It's a bit pricey - about $50/day for a Trek 2300, less for lower end bikes. From the station there are really good road rides as well.

Call Palo Alto Bikes for more details if you're interested.
But, if you don't head southms
Dec 17, 2002 6:22 AM
you can rent a road bike in SF if you look around. In July 2001, I rented a road bike from a shop on Columbus Avenue near the end of the cable car line (can't remember the name -- there was a Blazing Saddles location a block away on the other side of the street that also had road bikes). I spent $40.00 per day for a Trek 1200 that was not in the best shape. If you can get a 2300 for $50.00, I would head south if you have the time. In any event, if you decide to rent a bike, take your shoes and pedals with you. First, you will feel more comfortable. Second, rental shops will take you much more seriously when you show up with them. Good luck.
About peeps in general try http://www.peepresearch.org (nm)Look381i
Dec 17, 2002 3:43 AM
LOL, nice site. nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 17, 2002 6:29 AM
Yikes, people eat stuff like that? nmSpunout
Dec 17, 2002 9:59 AM