[Bvc-chat] Bike-carrying luggage?
brian.reeves86 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 14:51:28 CST 2011
I have never transported a bike by airline, but I have shipped plenty of
bikes worldwide by fedex and ups. If you use a soft case, you can always
protect the frame by using pipe insulation to wrap the tubes of the bike (
It is very cheap and they have different sizes. If it was me I would also
use zip ties to fix the wheels to the frame if the bag allows for it.
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM, ROBERT VAN BRUNT <rbvanbrunt at gmail.com>wrote:
> I have a luggage bike carrier but it is not a real hard sided kind but
> it has always done the job for me. It is a universal carrier of road
> bikes and requires the handle bars and pedals and wheels to be
> removed. The only problem I have had is with the TSA removing the bike
> from the case and not putting it back in the case correctly. They
> damaged the frame by throwing every thing back in and placing a wheel
> hub on top of the frame denting it. They did pay for it. If you use it
> you will need take pictures of your bike (big pictures) in the case
> and how instructions on how the TSA will have to repackage it.
> Have you looked into how much the airlines are now charging to take
> this as luggage?
> I have found many times it was a lot cheaper to rent a Bike locally
> when you get there. You will have to take the measurements off of your
> current bike.
> Hot Dogger Bob
> rbvanbrunt at gmail.com
> On 11/21/11, Frank Irwin <frank.irwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Nicole Sharp <nicolesharp at tamu.edu>
> >> I'm hoping to transport my bike to Ohio so that I can keep training over
> >> Christmas break. Does anyone have luggage capable of fitting a road bike
> >> (and/or advice for transporting a bike by plane) that I could borrow for
> >> two
> >> weeks over Christmas and New Year's?
> > I have a soft-sided bike bag that's safely gotten my bike to (and from)
> > France and Italy, if you want to borrow it. It has wheels, and the fork
> > and rear drop out clamp to the base of it. You will need to remove your
> > handlebar, but you'll need to do that for any case.
> > Let me know if you want to use it, and I'll bring it to Bryan the next
> > I'm there.
> > Frank
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