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Old 02-20-08, 09:50 PM   #1
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getting your bike to UBI in Oregon

I'm signed up to take a class at UBI in July. Just wondering, what's the best way to get your bike there....box it up and ship it, or get a bike case and carry it myself? My bike is a 64 with 27" tires so I'm a little worried about being able to get it into a bike case. But if I box it up and ship it, should I send it to one of the local shops...or to the hostel??

Anyone have any experience with this???
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I went at the end of January. And even then a bike was a must-have. I was much happier w/ one.

Anyway, I had some free cash lying around so I took what was probably a more expensive route. I flew on Northwest and they charge a flat 80 bux to fly a bike. As far as shipping it? I'm sure one of the shops would be willing to receive it. Problem is that from what I could tell they all close at 6 pm and NONE of them are open on a sunday. Might be different in the summer.

64 is a damn big bike, but... as long as you get the right size box you should be ok. Take off everything you can, even the handlebars. That'll make it easier. And if you pack your tools with you I'd pack what you need into a tool roll and then ziptie it to one of the frame tubes so it doesn't rattle around. Oh, and don't forget a pump.
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I'm sure the hostel or the main office will accept a bike shipment, just call them up first and arrange it before hand.
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Ride it to Oregon! After all, you're going in the summer and think of the money you'll save on airfare and shipping.
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If only I had enough vacation time to do that....it would be like a dream come true. But alas....I have to get back to work after 2 weeks.
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