Bike hard cases for traveling

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by genedoc, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. genedoc

    genedoc New Member

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    I'm heading to Colorado in September for some riding with my old team and possibly a stage race, then Moab next April, and France next summer for rides around the TdF. I want to take my own bike, so I thought I'd look into a hard bike case. Does anyone have any knowledge about which to get and if any are more or less acceptable to airlines - though I will probably ship the bike to Colorado, I'd still like to get a case.

    Can one rent them?
     
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  2. sooray02

    sooray02 New Member

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    I purchased this guy from performancebike.com: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=23864&subcategory_ID=4415

    It was on sale, and I was moving to Korea from Indiana. I took Northwest and it was free. No damages on mine. Contact your airline. When I showed up at the airport with a big ass box, employees at the airport were making bets.

    Best luck,

    Soo-re
     
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    genedoc New Member

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    Thanks. I think that's the same box they sell on e-bay for a few $ less, but more in shipping. I'd like one that will last a while. What did you think of the quality? It seems ot be made with ABS plastic rather than some of the fnacier plastics on the more expensive brands.
     
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    It was my first hard case. So, I don't have any experience but my own and also never seen any other cases. I wouldn't stand on top of it, but it took the beating quite well. I changed the flight three times and it held up. Yes, the plastic was sort of thin I thought. Though, it got the job done. I can't say it's superb but much better than a thick cardboard box.
     
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