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    Bike Travel

    Has anyone took their bike on a trip with them? How'd you do it? I'm lookin for ideas that don't involve shipping it over. *Note: Airplane travel not car*

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    Hard bike case. Some airlines charge you up to fifty bucks to fly it with you in the belly of the plane.

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    Trico case or snag a box from the dumpster at a bike shop.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    good folding bike. you could even buy it overseas where the selection and possibly prices are better, use it, and bring it back with you.

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    It's going to cost you each way, depending on the airline, $80-$100. Airlines have now cut back on baggage allowed---most are now limiting checked bags to 1 bag per person, unless you ride first class. And, there's a size and weight limit to those bags---anything over will be assessed a similar fee.

    It might be cheaper to ship.
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    Another vote for folding bikes. I bought mine in Beijing (a Dahon), brought it down to Shanghai with me, and have taken it on trips to Calgary, Toronto and Singapore. Never been charged, and it's a pretty fun bike to ride, too...

    Edit: and it cost me less than US$200, too... definitely saved money over paying to fly with a full-sized bike everywhere.

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    My Bike and I are visiting my folks right now. A Trico Iron Case protects my bike, but when asked at the counter, I tell them it's a prototype wheelchair. They never question it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Has anyone took their bike on a trip with them? How'd you do it? I'm lookin for ideas that don't involve shipping it over. *Note: Airplane travel not car*
    many, many, many, many, many times.

    search the database. TONS of info on it.

    additionally, you can check out this current thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Has anyone took their bike on a trip with them? How'd you do it? I'm lookin for ideas that don't involve shipping it over. *Note: Airplane travel not car*
    Are you talking BMX bike here? Some creative suitcasing might do you well, if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    My Bike and I are visiting my folks right now. A Trico Iron Case protects my bike, but when asked at the counter, I tell them it's a prototype wheelchair. They never question it.
    that's some sinister genius you've got going.

    being the son of a lawyer, and the brother of a few lawyers, i prefer to to tell the truth, but avoid full disclosure, by stating 'sports equipment'.

    works every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    being the son of a lawyer, and the brother of a few lawyers,
    OH well HELL everyone! That explains everything!!
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    but is it sporting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    that's some sinister genius you've got going.

    being the son of a lawyer, and the brother of a few lawyers, i prefer to to tell the truth, but avoid full disclosure, by stating 'sporting goods'.

    works every time.
    I tried that once, and got charged $85 . My little fib doesn't hurt anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I tried that once, and got charged $85 . My little fib doesn't hurt anyone.
    not implying that it did.

    guess it depends on who's behind the counter. once they asked 'what kind of sports equipment', and i looked them straight in the eye and said 'a frame'.

    she knew there was a bike in there, but for some reason she left it at that.
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    Trico .. 1+
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    not implying that it did.

    guess it depends on who's behind the counter. once they asked 'what kind of sports equipment', and i looked them straight in the eye and said 'a frame'.

    i'm a crap liar, and thought i was done, but she let me go.
    I didn't take offense, but honestly.. It has wheels and a seat, so it could be called a wheel-chair.

    I know I'm stretching the truth, but I have no trouble sleeping at night because of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I didn't take offense, but honestly.. It has wheels and a seat, so it could be called a wheel-chair.
    I know I'm stretching the truth, but I have no trouble sleeping at night because of that one.
    If it was a recumbent, it WOULD be the truth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    being the son of a lawyer, and the brother of a few lawyers, i prefer to to tell the truth, but avoid full disclosure, by stating 'sports equipment'.
    Failed the entrance exam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    Failed the entrance exam?
    projecting again?

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    can we get back on topic plz?


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    Failed the entrance exam?
    Or maybe he has a soul?

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    can we get back on topic plz?

    My best advice would be to get/borrow a Trico Iron Case, and be extremely polite, and cheery while checking in your bags. Hopefully the person at the counter won't even ask what's in the box. It's worked out well for me the last 3 times I've flown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Or maybe he has a soul?


    My best advice would be to get/borrow a Trico Iron Case, and be extremely polite, and cheery while checking in your bags. Hopefully the person at the counter won't even ask what's in the box. It's worked out well for me the last 3 times I've flown.
    they all have souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    that's some sinister genius you've got going.

    being the son of a lawyer, and the brother of a few lawyers, i prefer to to tell the truth, but avoid full disclosure,
    by stating 'sports equipment'.

    works every time.
    Depends on the airline and the destination and your ticket. For example, First class, not so much as economy class. Air Canada will ask specifics. Hockey and other sports equipment are now charged a fee. Etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Or maybe he has a soul?

    My best advice would be to get/borrow a Trico Iron Case, and be extremely polite, and cheery while checking in your bags. Hopefully the person at the counter won't even ask what's in the box. It's worked out well for me the last 3 times I've flown.
    Why?

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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