Just Say No to 26" Wheels
Join Date: Apr 2003
Bikes: Surly Karate Monkey/Gary Fisher Sugar 293
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Packing tandems for travel...
Mark - I read an excellent web page that you had constructed (along with pictures) about packing up a tandem frame in two single bike boxes and the wheels in a separate box for shipping purposes that came within the limits of UPS. You had wrapped the frame in pipe insallation, covered certain parts with bubble wrap, put the rings in a styrofoam block, filled the rear drop out with a PVC pipe cut to fit and secure with a QR. However, I have lost the link and wondered if you could provide that for the forum.
I have to pack the Cannondale MT800 we bought to bring with us to America to ride in the RAGBRAI this July. I have been looking for a way to bring it and believe that your packing method would allow me to bring it on the airlines (for the extra charge). If not, I could ship it air freight using the same packing methods or ship it via international carrier - although I believe bringing it along on the plane as oversized luggage and arranging with my travel agent that I am bringing a bike is probably the most economical way of transporting it.
If you know the link to that page I was making reference, I would appreciate it.