Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Bikinchris

Pages: 1 [2]
General Discussion / Flying my bike box
« on: June 23, 2007, 12:15:35 am »
My bike has couplers that allow the frame to be seperated into two pieces right in front of the bottom bracket and top tube. The forward piece goes into the box and the rear wheel without air goes on top of it. The handlebars slide in between the corner and through the spokes, then the rear frame part goes on top and the front wheel (sans air) into the lid.
But my wife's Bike Friday is much easier and it fits into a Samsonite suitcase in ten minutes.

General Discussion / Flying my bike box
« on: June 22, 2007, 10:36:43 am »
The UPS stores always charge a premium price. I mechanic for a ride called Cycle Zydeco here in Lafayette, LA. One of the services I perform is assembling shipped bikes for the ride and boxing them and shipping them back when the ride is over. We get much lower prices to ship them back at company shipping docks than the shipping stores. E.G. the FedEx depot is often half the price of the UPS store.
I have no experience with shipping bagged bikes.

General Discussion / Flying my bike box
« on: June 18, 2007, 11:33:02 pm »
Well, it happened. After many flights (I think about 15), a bored skycap (in Kansas City working for Delta)measured my bike box and charged me $100 for it being 2 inches oversized. This was after failing to charge me for my other suitcase. Needless to say, I was not very happy with this. I walked off without tipping her even though she was giving me the "look" and nearly holding out her hand. I wonder if complaining would do any good. I am going to repack it and see if it will fit in the 10 inch wide box. The box measures 26x26x12, so it really is 64 inches combined. I think when I bought it, it was okay.
Thanks for being a shoulder to cry on.

Pages: 1 [2]