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Buying a bike (new or 2nd hand) at start of EuroVelo 6

Decathlon and InterSport are decent enough shops, but I wouldn't want to walk in, spend €700 on a bike and kit, and ride 2300km. There's also a Giant store in Nantes. In an ideal world you'd get ...
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Multi-city bike rental in Europe (NL, BE)

I didn't think this was possible, but Google came up with this site (in Dutch) https://www.fietsverhuur.nl Apparently they deliver rental bikes in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg. I ...
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Multi-city bike rental in Europe (NL, BE)

This seems very unlikely. It's possible for car rental because the same company has premises in both cities and they do enough volume of business that having a few cars move from place to place won't ...
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How do so many bicycles end up in the canals of Amsterdam?

Why do you think they aren't recycled? EU legislation is pretty strict on what can go in landfill and it would be very surprising if the bikes fished out of the canals aren't recycled (i.e., melted ...
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Multi-city bike rental in Europe (NL, BE)

In the end, the only option I found is Rent a road bike. They do have hybrid bikes (which are cheaper than road bikes), but they charge a fee for cross-border one-way rentals. Overall on the expensive ...
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How do so many bicycles end up in the canals of Amsterdam?

Various options: stolen bikes which are too risky to carry along drunken/stoned people's act vandalism (I have often seen bikes with the wheel bent to badly like somebody jumped on the sprokets just ...
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Russian "Turist" bike look alike

This is Bicycles.SE, we're more aimed at helping you overcome practical problems. Since its a nice looking bike, why not fix it? Please tell us more about the problem/damage, with photos of the ...
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Can anyone help me identify this vintage road frame that has been repainted?

The rims are Rigida, they are double wall aluminum, not steel. I agree on the late 70's early 80's, might be a custom frame made for someone short. The framebuilder would have gone lug-less due to ...
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Can anyone help me identify this bike from 2002?

This bike looks like my 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper based on color, setup and my guess that the logo behind your left leg is a Specialized S. That's the best I can given the blurry photo and the mud ...
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Building a traveling bike, frames and components: where to buy in Europe

European prices always include VAT, and US prices are typically announced without sales tax (or customs, if you really intend to order from US). Once you add the sales tax, the prices are closer. ...
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