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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    no bikes on megabus?

    is this true?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    i hope not. does anyone know?
    Bicycle bicycle bicycle
    I want to ride my bicycle

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    I don't know what a megabus is, but according to megabus.com
    Can I take my bicycle?

    Unfortunately megabus.com buses are unable to carry bicycles.

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    What's a megabus?
    Not too much to say here

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    It's true. It needs to be in a "bike box". Often times, just a bike with the wheels off in a box...

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    ^^^ Put it in a box. It's a bus, not a plane, so you might even be able to smudge it by putting your bike in a big bag or whatever.

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    it also helps if you dont tell them its a bike

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    I've taken the MB about ten times now round trip from Chicago to Columbus.

    I ALMOST picked up a used Pista out in Columbus but backed out when the site said that bicycles were not permitted....

    But...the next time I took the MB from Chi to c-bus...a guy nods at the driver and throws his MKV in the bottom storage and jumps on the bus.

    I really think if you call ahead, that you can get it approved. But you could always just try your luck.

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    They seem to be sort of a start-up competing with Greyhound between cities. They cherry-pick profitable runs. Baggage is limited to a 50ish pound suitcase in baggage and one carry-on. So you had better have a folder.
    This space open

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    do the passenger still smell like **** and smoke meth at rest stops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel View Post
    is this true?
    when are you megabus-ing ian?

    Im headed to chi on april 4th megabus style. I was trying to figure out if i should take my bike or not.

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    Megabus is awesome, but as far as bikes go, it's a don't-ask-don't-tell proposition. Try to box your bike up, and throw it on. Most times, the driver doesn't even get out of the cab while people are loading up. I know who people who've thrown bikes on the bus, sans-box, even pretty recently, and without a problem, but I've also heard of plenty of people who've been left on the sidewalk because the driver wouldn't let them put their bike onboard.

    Get a couple of $20 bills in order to grease the palm of the driver if he gives you any trouble. Just ask, "How much does it cost to get a bike onboard? Here, I have some money..." and hold it out.

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    just get a soft case that you can fold up and strap to your messenger bag once you reach your destination. Check Performance Bike:

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4415

    They have 17% off a single item today. Megabus won't give you any trouble if your bike is in a bag when they show up.

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    I just dunno if I'd wanna throw my bike in the bottom of a bus. Maybe I worry too much. . .

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    NO BIKEZ ON THE CATBUS?!
    trued 'till death

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    best movie ever.

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