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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-21-08, 01:15 PM   #1
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traveling with your bike?

i am taking a trip' to san diego in a few weeks and need to take my bike.

anyone know how getting a bike on an airplane works? I thought about boxing all my **** up and checking it, yes, no?
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It can be done... In today's world it is not going to be cheap.
Cal up your LBS and see if they hve any bike boxes lying around that will fit it. There are several hardcase containers on the market that will work.
Either way you are taking apart a good chunk of the bike to get it in there... and it still wont be cheap...
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I packed up my bike and checked it in on Southwest last week from San Francisco to LAX. Southwest's website states that they will charge you $50 for anything outside a certain size and weight spec, but they didn't charge me at all!!! Maybe because i used a soft bag that is collapsable.

I disassembled the bike (stem, bars, seat/post, pedals), wrapped the frame in bubble wrap then a furniture blanket, and stuffed the wheels and frame in the bag. I packed the stem, bars, seat/post, pedals in another bag just in case and to keep the bike bag's weight down. Make sure you tell them what it is and try to put as many "FRAGILE" stickers on it as you can.

On the flight from SF to LAX everything worked out wonderfully! On the way back things were a little sketchy because LAX makes you bring your bags over to some other service that loads the bags. AND GUESS WHAT!? when i got home the top tube was dented!!! its not major, but I know it wasnt there before...

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