Push Bikes and doing the lap of oz?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:17
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2 adulds and 3 kids are planning a trip around oz in a nissan patrol and a trak shak, should they take push bikes or not? :)
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:20

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:20
Blueriderwa,

For that time frame I would say yes however it all depends if you have space that is convenient. That is you do not want to have to un-rack the bikes each day to set-up camp - if this is the choice then leave them at home, however if you can mount them on the draw bar or rear of camper and they do not impact camp set-up then I would take them.

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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:51

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:51
Totally agree with David. If you can fit them in you will use them. I wish we had put ours in. Great for around town and most tourist towns have great tracks leading to the tourist sites.

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:03

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:03
We're about to set off for three months touring and for the first time, we're taking the push bikes.We have a flip over rack on our camper where they'll be mounted.We have taken them on a few Tassie weekend trips and the kids had a great time riding around.
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Follow Up By: blueriderwa - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:21

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:21
hi nick do you have any pics of your set up this may be exactly what i am hoping to do cheers dave. if you can email them it would be great dkeevers@internode.on.net
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:42

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:42
on the way
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Reply By: shaneo86 - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:14

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:14
with being in the states for 3 months on my mongoose touring around lewiston Idaho i quickly found alot, alot of punktures and got tired of having to fix them all the bloody time with same here prikles and so on so i found a shop wal-mart as well as tri state and got my self some glue tyers as well as really hard rubber tyers that take no air its just solid rubber awsome for in the bush i found well forest fully look at bike shops or ebay to make the most of it you know
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Reply By: Nic I - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 08:28

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 08:28
There are also some excellent folding bikes which take up very little room when folded. Whilst the wheels are by necessity small, they're are good compromis.

There are also ways other than solid rubber for keeping air in the tyres - liners (like Tuffy), foam, really tough tyres and so on.
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 09:26

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 09:26
If you decide to take them (and they are great) just be aware that they get fairly well trashed by rocks, grit blasting, dust, etc. It depends where you stow them of course, but if we did a big trip again I would be inclined to get some fairly simple and cheap ones on the understanding that they may be in a pretty poor state when we got back. I certainly wouldn't be taking expensive bikes along.

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Johnny boy - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 12:54

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 12:54
Hi Matt,
That's exactly what I told my boys they want to take there expensive bikes for 9 months and I said no we will just store them and buy some Garage sale bikes ,I have seen some top ones for only $20 and if it gets stolen /broken or if we regret taking them I will just give them away on the trip ,well if stolen I cant but you get what I mean LOL!

John.
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