hello everyone. I've been riding thru Europe all summer (using warm showers a lot!) and I'll be meeting my father in Istanbul on October 14 and then together we will ride to Izmir. He will return to USA from Izmir and I will continue riding thru Turkey. The airline he is using to fly to and from Turkey charges USD $275 each way to bring a bicycle, so we would like to see if there's a cheaper option for getting him a bicycle to use for a 12 day ride between Istanbul and Izmir. Does anyone have information about the following possibilities?
like renting a car, is it possible to rent a decent bicycle in Istanbul and return it in Izmir? (I've never heard of such a system, but this would be super convenient if it exists)
Does anyone have a decent bicycle for sale or for rent that would be suitable for someone who is 190cm tall and weighs 80kg?
can anyone recommend some good bicycle shops that sell new or used bicycles suitable for light touring? Because I'll remain in Turkey after my father leaves, I could try to sell it in Izmir.