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    MoJo Pope csmceuen's Avatar
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    Looking to borrow a bike bag.

    Hey guys. I am going to be flying to Colorado for a bike trip in early October and I was hoping one of you kind individuals would be willing to lend me a bike bag/case for my flight to and from. I would be willing to compensate you for my time and of course reimburse if there were to be any damages. I would just rather not shell out 300 bucks for a bag I will not use again for quite some time.

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    Some people say you should put your bike into a clear plastic bag, like for mattresses

    How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method -

    alternately loanables.com has one for rent

    https://www.loanables.com/sporting-g...bike-box--3352

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    The clear bag makes sense, but that totally makes me nervous...

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    I've not needed to travel with my bike for some time, however some of my riding buddies have shipped their bikes via UPS to a bike shop at their arrival destination. I believe the cost would be around $100 and you could send it out ahead of you and track the pkg as it travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    I've not needed to travel with my bike for some time, however some of my riding buddies have shipped their bikes via UPS to a bike shop at their arrival destination. I believe the cost would be around $100 and you could send it out ahead of you and track the pkg as it travels.

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    Yeah. This is my back up option. Luckily I only have to ship my bike back which makes it easier. The hard part is just finding a box that will fit it at a local shop. It should not be too hard though.

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    I have a hardshell case I need to sale. Total homeboi hookup price though, almost no offer refused. Bad news it is in Houston and I'm in Reno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toninator View Post
    I have a hardshell case I need to sale. Total homeboi hookup price though, almost no offer refused. Bad news it is in Houston and I'm in Reno.
    Talk about good timing....
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    There was a thread on here once about flying with a bike and all kinds of recommendations if you can't find a borrow. I've never been able to use this forums' search right for some reason so you'll need to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Talk about good timing....
    Total and utter coincidence but master level escape. Flight was supposed to be Sunday but SW said I could change so I got out first thing Friday before they shut down the airport. Apartment is flooded for the 3rd time in 3 years but car is safe. Supposed to fly back Friday but may try to bump until Sunday. Have been able to visit with HJ and Sandee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    Hey guys. I am going to be flying to Colorado for a bike trip in early October and I was hoping one of you kind individuals would be willing to lend me a bike bag/case for my flight to and from. I would be willing to compensate you for my time and of course reimburse if there were to be any damages. I would just rather not shell out 300 bucks for a bag I will not use again for quite some time.
    If all else fails go to the bike shop and ask for one of the cardboard boxes they get their bikes in. I've done this several different times and they have always free and are usually good for a full trip. Use pipe installation to protect the bike and remember to bring packing tape so you can rebox for the trip home.
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    If you go out behind Performance bike on Tuesday evening (I think), they have a ton of bike boxes in the trash can. They assemble a crap ton of bikes on a certain day and you can find a 29er box that will fit anything. Keep in mind that you pay more for bigger boxes so try and only get the size that you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toninator View Post
    I have a hardshell case I need to sale. Total homeboi hookup price though, almost no offer refused. Bad news it is in Houston and I'm in Reno.
    PM when you return. I may be interested. I dont need it for a month so it may work out if I decide to go that way. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Toninator View Post
    If all else fails go to the bike shop and ask for one of the cardboard boxes they get their bikes in. I've done this several different times and they have always free and are usually good for a full trip. Use pipe installation to protect the bike and remember to bring packing tape so you can rebox for the trip home.
    The issue is I will not be flying there with a bike only returning with it. The issue is a have to gamble on a shop having a box for me and having the time to pack it up in time for my flight.

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    Here is a really nice one on CL (not mine). You could buy it, then try to sell it for the same when you get home.

    https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/...287275879.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    Here is a really nice one on CL (not mine). You could buy it, then try to sell it for the same when you get home.

    https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/...287275879.html
    Thanks for the link. I found a hard case that I am going to buy and do the same thing. That is a super nice case though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    The issue is I will not be flying there with a bike only returning with it. The issue is a have to gamble on a shop having a box for me and having the time to pack it up in time for my flight.
    Book your return bike shipment with BikeFlights.com - from a bike shop in Colorado to a bike shop in Austin (or your home). Call ahead to the departure bike shop and make sure they have a cardboard box ready to pack it into. Where in Colorado will you be shipping from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAF View Post
    Book your return bike shipment with BikeFlights.com - from a bike shop in Colorado to a bike shop in Austin (or your home). Call ahead to the departure bike shop and make sure they have a cardboard box ready to pack it into. Where in Colorado will you be shipping from?
    It would actually be from Moab not Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    It would actually be from Moab not Colorado.
    Several bike shops there. I used the BikeFlight service from Austin to Salida earlier this year. It's inexpensive, especially if you box up the bike yourself (which I didn't). Absolute Bikes charged me a small amount to unbox and reassemble it at the other end, and it was waiting in their bike rack when I got there. I think it's a solid service if you don't want to deal with all the shipping hassles yourself.
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    If you are still looking for a bag to borrow and in Austin area, drop me a mail at kristan@fortaugustus.com - I just brought my MTB back from Scotland in my well-used bike bag, it's sitting collecting dust for the foreseeable future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krixmeister View Post
    I just brought my MTB back from Scotland
    Indeed? Tell us more. Great tales of mist in the glen and what not.
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