Every day a winding road
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
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Originally Posted by Machka
Incidentally ... if you're going to go cardboard, I recommend the Madone boxes. They're a good size and they are sturdy.
My Trek LBS charges $30 U.S. for these boxes.
I learned a little trick on my last trip to Italy. I came back from my trip to find my cardboard box punctured with holes. Someone must have taken a tantrum that the hotel stored the boxes in their space.
I went around the corner to a bike shop and they had a box slightly larger than the one I had. I took the damaged box and slid it inside the good box.
I did the two box thing on my trip to the Pacific Coast. The outer box takes a lot of the abuse out of the handling of the box. Not as good as a Madonne but it is free.
Last edited by spinnaker; 11-30-08 at 02:57 PM.