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Old 09-23-05, 06:00 PM   #1
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How to move 5 bikes

We're moving to a different house about 5 miles down the road from where we're living now. If time weren't at a premium, I'd just ride them over to the new house one-by-one.

We're renting a U-Haul, but what's the best way to get 5 bikes in there without them getting scratched up?
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Old 09-23-05, 06:17 PM   #2
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5 riders.
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How are you moving your furniture without getting them scratched up...????
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two words. Old Blankets. Seriously, some uhaul rental agencies have old blankets or blanket size pads that you can get, pad them between the bikes.
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5 bikes X 5 miles = 25 miles

C'mon ya wimp!
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Old 09-23-05, 07:33 PM   #6
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5 bikes X 5 miles = 25 miles

C'mon ya wimp!
I don't have enough time to do it that way. I'd love to do it, but I'll be busy moving boxes instead.
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Old 09-24-05, 07:05 AM   #7
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Borrow five friends and promise them a beer if they will ride the bikes over to the new place. And then when they arrive you can ask them to haul some of the boxes out of the u-haul too.

And then you offer them two beers.
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Get a bigger truck. Seriously

I sometimes think that the shorter the distance you move, the more complicated it gets. If you were moving across country, you'd get a truck that was big enough and move everything in one load. When you're only moving 5 miles, you tend to cheap out on the size of the U-haul and make several trips. I once helped a friend move across the parking lot. We made a gazillion trips.
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Find one good friend with a tandem and have him/her ride 45 miles with you
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1. Moving 5 bicycles 25 miles would take you a couple of hours ... not that long!

2. I moved 6 bicycles 1000 miles last September ... one was boxed ready for a trip to Australia, the other 5 went in the back of a truck. Easy.
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