i'm moving to san francisco soon, and naturally my bike must come along. i've done some online research, and have found that i have a few options. for packaging, i can buy an "air-caddy" - expensive, but reusable, which is a plus. i could also get a large box from a bike shop, which would probably be free.
what would you recommend i use to package the bike? and what is the cheapest method of shipping (ups, usps, dhl, etc.)? i'm attending a two-month music festival in western north carolina. i'd like to bring my bike there, as well, and ship it to sf in august.
my bike is a swobo sanchez fixed gear, so it'll be light...