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Old 08-01-13, 09:13 AM   #1
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Packing Bike for Coach Bus

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I'll be heading from LA to SF in September and wanted to know if anyone had success with putting a bike on a greyhound bus or any other bus for that type of trip. Prefer not to rent a car. I called up greyhound, mega bus and tried to get in touch with the Hoang Exp Vietnamese bus service. Greyhound and Mega said 50lbs checkin luggage which would be my bike. However, I don't want to get any sudden surprises. All help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-13, 10:47 AM   #2
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LA to SF in Sep? That could be an awesome ride if you had a week to do it.
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Old 08-01-13, 11:22 AM   #3
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bike shop surplus boxes , get 2 .. tape them together long enough so you can leave both wheels on.

remove the pedals , take out the seat on the seat post, and take off the handlebars ,

loosen the stem and then it should all be narrow enough to fit.



Amtrak and some airlines have sold bike boxes that are bigger I've gotten them flying KLM out of AMS

& United out of SFO , [they didn't care for my rumpled recycled Amtrak Box and also wanted to inspect the contents ]
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Old 08-03-13, 01:54 AM   #4
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I don't know about the buses in your country, but over here long distance buses do not need the bikes to be packed into bike boxes. We remove the pedals, lowered the seatpost, loosen the stem ant turned it 90 degrees so that everything is flat and easily slipped into the storage area under the passenger compartment. Also must shift the rear derailleur to the bigger cogs so that it doesn't protrude out.
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If the Greyhound bus isn't full of luggage, they might just let you roll the bike into the storage area without having to disassemble anything. There usually is an extra luggage bay not in use, even if the bus is full.
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Old 08-03-13, 07:40 PM   #6
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Call Grayhound and tell them what stops allow you to remove the box. Often, they place the box all the way to the back which would require removing everyones luggage to get yours! Guess what? The bus driver will tell you no way and you'll only be able to remove the bike at the last stop. Again, make sure the bus allows the removal of bike boxes at your stop.
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Another question... Bringing tools and helmet, and cleats. I can't fit the stuff in my carryon so I was wondering if anyone has just packed the stuff with the box to go on the plane?
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