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Old 10-24-17, 08:56 AM
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Shipping tandem to Geneva

Hello all.

I'm planning a bike ride down the Rhone River. My guess is I fly to Geneva with bikes. I have a Jack Taylor Tandem- than my son and I will use. I also have a bike friday triplet that I'll convert to a double and take that. I'm thinking of building a box using corragated plastic and then normal corregated cardboard on the inside for the Jack taylor. I have travelled with it this way before but just in a normal airline box.

Does anybody know where maybe I can buy a case for this tandem and or how to ship it. I have no interset in pay 1000 dollars to ship or 1000 dollars for a case. So I think my idea of making a box again is the best option. For bike friday I may just make a box or 2 as well.

Unfortunately for me I don't have unlimeted funds but got great deals on buying these bikes used.

Any help or thoughts is appreciated.
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Cardboard boxes should be ok. You did make a comment about not being on unlimited funds.
We cycled along the Rhine from Andermatt to Hoek of Holland a few months ago. If you're on a budget avoid Switzerland as prices there are more than double the surrounding countries. I'd be flying in to somewhere cheap and start from Freiburg
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Some years ago I took a Trek T2000 to the UK on British Airways(BA) at no charge. I asked the LBS for a couple of bike boxes, which they gave me, cut one in half and taped it to the complete box to make one long box. I then dismantled the tandem, wrapping all tubes in foam pipe lagging, then put everything tightly in the box and tightly sealed it with tape, then wrapped it in polythene. Lucky we did the polythene because the we carried the box on the car roof and encountered a thunderstorm en route to Tampa airport! It arrived unscathed in London with our other bags. There are probably YouTube videos on how to pack - I've forgotten! I think BA still takes bikes as sporting goods in addition to your regular baggage allowance. I didn't tell them in advance I was bringing a tandem and the check-in agent simply told the Sky Cap to take it to oversized baggage.
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