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Old 06-15-05, 03:21 AM   #1
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Giant hard cases?

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Does anyone know of any manufacturers of generic hard cases that can be used to hold a bike? I'm not referring to bike-specific cases such as the Tri All or the Trico Ironman as I want something that can also hold a large amount of luggage. Something along the dimensions of a standard cardboard bike box, but made of something more durable. I'm not cycle touring- rather I'm moving around different countries this year and want to take a bike with me. I've checked Pelican, and the largest case they do isn't anywhere near big enough.

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Have you tried http://www.crateworks.com/?
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orrrrrrrrr http://www.shipping-cases-now.com/
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Hey- that was a neat site. Thanks for that.
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Thanks... turns out that big non-specific cases are even more expensive than bike cases though- something big enough for a bike would be close to a grand! And 66lbs in aluminium
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yea i was looking at them for my 10 inch DOB "telescope" then my jaw droped
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I may have just what you need ... I had several problems with the flimsy boxes from local bike shops so I built a ruggedized version for the 3 -4 tours I do each year. Check out this link for the details ...

http://portland.craigslist.org/bik/81084292.html

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