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    anybody know an lbs that rents bike cases to take a bike on the plane?

    trying to arrange a last minute trip here, and i'd like to get a cargo case to put my bike in so i can fly with it. i've done ups shipping in the past and would prefer flying with my bike.


    does anybody know an lbs, or just someone willing to rent their case?

    any info would be greatly appreciated..thanks

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    just get a large beach cruiser bike box........does the trick
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    Where are you located and what is an lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoShirt
    Where are you located and what is an lbs?
    local bike shop
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    Performance Bikes have a soft case with a plastic inner lining for $50. I was looking at one over the week end. It looked pretty decent, add some extra foam & you should be in good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbaxc
    trying to arrange a last minute trip here, and i'd like to get a cargo case to put my bike in so i can fly with it. i've done ups shipping in the past and would prefer flying with my bike.


    does anybody know an lbs, or just someone willing to rent their case?

    any info would be greatly appreciated..thanks
    Not sure if you're an IMBA member but think they have cut rates on flying bike ans sports express bike ship

    fly 800-274-4567
    ship 800-357-4174

    Agreed if you know how to break down, pack as well as "re-build", most LBS will gladly give you box for free (been my experience)
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    I've got a hard case for rent

    Used it once last year. I'm open to rent it out for cheap. E-mail me @ kkrieger@willdan(dot)com
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbaxc
    trying to arrange a last minute trip here, and i'd like to get a cargo case to put my bike in so i can fly with it. i've done ups shipping in the past and would prefer flying with my bike.


    does anybody know an lbs, or just someone willing to rent their case?

    any info would be greatly appreciated..thanks
    Go buy a hard case from Performance,use it as much as you need and then return it.
    THEY HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK!!! Its their policy - 110% satifaction.
    Use that lame store for your advantage as they deserve it.

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    It sure seems that someone could make a nice little amount of money running a rental bike case business out of their garage.

    I have always just used a card board shipping box that the new bikes come in - find em out back at the lbs - but would certainly be willing to rent a decent case for those times you need to fly with the bike.

    Like most of you, affording one is not the problem - it is just the hassle of storage and all - for how many times it would get used - If I could rent one - and reserve it ahead of time when we plan trips - that would be awesome.

    One of you enterprising souls should start something up.

    Kirk

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