[Bvc-chat] Bike-carrying luggage?
rebeccmeister at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 15:21:16 CST 2011
Airlines can vary in terms of how much they charge, but my recent
experience has been a $50 charge and variability in terms of how friendly
the TSA/luggage handlers have been. Oh, that $50 charge was on top of a
regular $35 luggage fee.
If you get a cardboard bike box that's under a certain linear dimension
(last time was 52" long x 26" high x 8" wide for me; sounds like 30" high
was the magical limit), shipping via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground generally
costs ~$40. Above that dimension, the price more than doubles. It takes a
couple of days to ship a bike, though, so the airline fee might be worth it
if you want your bike instantly.
For a cardboard box, call Aggieland and see if they'll save you one.
Here's a method I've used to box up bikes in the past:
It does take some practice, but it works well.
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Kim Topp <kim.topp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, not sure about the bike shops around here, but when I've needed
> those foam tubes, the local bike shops (back in Iowa anyway) were always
> more than happy to give theirs a second life...
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Kim Topp <kim.topp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've also found that renting or shipping the bike has proven cheaper...
>> Crazy airlines!
>> Remember back when USA Cycling gave you 1 air voucher/year with your
>> yearly license?? Sure do miss that...
>> 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
>>> >> Christmas break. Does anyone have luggage capable of fitting a road
>>> >> (and/or advice for transporting a bike by plane) that I could borrow
>>> >> 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
>>> > and rear drop out clamp to the base of it. You will need to remove
>>> > 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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>> kim.topp at gmail.com
>> MFA Graphic Design
>> MA Environmental Graphic Design
>> "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can
>> chew, and live through it."
>> -Doug Bradbury
> kim.topp at gmail.com
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> chew, and live through it."
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