Cost of a hybrid bicycle in Santo Domingo

bigbird

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Does anyone have an idea of the cost of a hybrid bicycle in Santo Domingo or where there is a bicycle store I can go check prices? I am considering shipping my bicycle down from the USA but the airline charges $200 to ship and $40 for the cardboard box which isn't too bad. My concern is once it is here will I get charged import taxes?

I am only two blocks from the malecon so a safe place to ride is no problem.
 

rogerjac

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So for us uninitiated what is a hybrid bicycle? Can it walk on water instead just on land?
As far as I know it is a electric bike with pedals also known as a e-bike....on the other hand it might be a moped, power assisted bike
 

bigbird

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So for us uninitiated what is a hybrid bicycle? Can it walk on water instead just on land?
Not quite, it is a mix of a mountain bike and a racing bike. The bike is not really for off road riding and not a bike for racing. More of a ride and cruise type of bike.
 

Criss Colon

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You know why you almost NEVER see anyone riding a bike here in the DR????
Because they are all DEAD!
You must understand the danger here?
From drivers,AND the, "So Called" roads!
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bigbird

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You know why you almost NEVER see anyone riding a bike here in the DR????
Because they are all DEAD!
You must understand the danger here?
From drivers,AND the, "So Called" roads!
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Actually on the malecon early morning or just after the sun goes down you see a lot of people riding bikes.
 

Hernandez

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Actually on the malecon early morning or just after the sun goes down you see a lot of people riding bikes.
Even at 6AM it's dangerous. I remember the story of a woman who was running on the sidewalk on Malecon at 6 AM and she was hit by police vehicle and seriously injured. The driver said he just fell asleep at the wheel, so it was not his fault, as always.
 

Criss Colon

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In the "No Es Mi CULPA" vein, The best excuse I EVER heard from a Dominican driver who killed several people in a car "Accident", was,
"It was not my fault, I was DRUNK"!!!
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The GUN killed her, not ME!!!
"FISH", "Great Minds"?????
Run Together!!!
 

bigbird

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Does anyone even live near the malecon in Santo Domingo to know what goes on there on a daily basis?
 

bigbird

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Thanks so much JD, exactly what I was looking for especially since the prices are listed. No doubt I will have my present bike on the next flight down as check luggage. $250 for the airlines and I will see if I can BS my way out of not having to pay import duties. Either way I should still be ahead of the game instead of purchasing here.

I will also check with the door to door shipping company I use to see what they say.

Thanks again for the link, it was perfect.