I am quite sure I am not the first one to have this problem. I have located a bike that I want, but it is ½ way across the country. As luck would have it, I will be traveling to that part of the country in a few weeks. The owner does not want any part of packing / shipping. My thoughts were to take wheels, seats and bars off and ship the frame as one piece the wheels ect… as another. I also saw that a place in Colorado rents Tandem cases for $75.00 a week but I would have to have them ship out the empty case to the location and them ship the case back after I got home, I am sure shipping the case could cost about as much as shipping the bike. But doing it that way I could at least take the bike with me on the plane as check on luggage…Can I ??
Maybe I could find a bike shop in the San Diego area that would pack and ship it for me??
Is this cost effective?
The bike does not have couplers to allow it to break down. If I am looking at 500.00+ to get it home its not such a great deal any more