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Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
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Effective.? Shrink wrap a bike for air travel with plastic. .
We Have just boarded a plane for travel from Barcelona to Frankfort .. While entering the airport we saw a passenger having his bike shrink wrapped by seal and Go for boarding a plane... The bike was being wrapped w/o use of a traditional bike box.. Just the bike ... The handlebars were turned , but the SPD pedals left intact.. The wrap looked really tight.. I have never used plastic wrap for luggage even.. Why Shrink wrap... I've had TSA security tear apart bike boxes and made a mess of it, leaving the box pretty ripped... And once on a Luftansa flight, the box was pushed in and several spokes ruined... Would shrink wrapping assure safe baggage handling of bikes... ?.. Anyone ever done this.. I had little time to talk to the the bike owner or the company wrapping the bike.. But, I did notice the shrink wrapping company assured the delivery with a 2500 euro insurance plan.. Damage or loss... The passenger said the company plastic wrapped his bike for 7 euros.. Your comments, a worth while service.? Think is assures your bikes security.
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Last edited by cyclezealot; 11-04-08 at 04:09 PM.