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Offline driftlessregion

shipping BOB
« on: March 16, 2004, 01:02:36 am »
Does anyone have experience with shipping a BOB trailer? I will fly but am shipping the bike UPS and wonder what the best way to get the trailer to meet me at the start of my tour.


Offline bentrider

shipping BOB
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 12:29:29 pm »
I've taken my BOB to Europe and made a small chloroplast box for it. The restrictions on total weight one can take when flying bikes differs with each airline and if you exceed these weights one can get tagged whopping big charges. I had the bike in a box, BOB trailer in a box, plus one large bag for the gear and it cost me only $100 in 2000 by Air Canada. I had them placed as luggage on same flight I went on.

There is also the possibility if travelling only in US ship by train or by US ground mail and hold for pickup, I've heard some cyclists have tried this at a cost saving.They sometimes handle it better than airlines do.

I hope this helps you.

This message was edited by bentrider on 3-17-04 @ 9:30 AM

Offline racerm305

shipping BOB
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004, 11:09:07 pm »
I did a tour of the upper pensulia in Michigan with my BOB.  I had a double wall cardboard box made and took it on the plane w/ me.  It survived there and back.  Work great I was able to collaps the box store it and repack the trailer for the return trip.  I removed the fender & wheel rotate the hitch back into the load area and packed gear with it.  Turned out to be a compact package great for checking & would work equally well for shipping.

Happy Riding,
Racerm305

Offline BobG

shipping BOB
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2004, 10:44:53 am »
If you're mechanically inclined you can remove the hitch, wheel and fender and packed them with the bicycle. Lash your bag to the BOB frame, pad the protruding dropout arms, and it's just another suitcase for you and the baggage handler at the airport. No box required. Just be careful not to loose the hitch attachment screws. Get a couple of extras at the hardware store just in case.


Offline cidhandyman

shipping BOB
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2004, 03:59:04 am »
You may want to find a bicycle shop near your starting point and check in advance to see if they will let you ship it to their location for pickup.  Speak to a store manager and get his contact info.  This way you can pick up any last minute items if needed before embarking on your tour.

Hope this helps

Keep pedaling

Julian H.
Keep pedaling

Julian H.