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    Bike travel case rental?

    I'm looking for a DOUBLE bike travel case.

    Fleet feet Sacramento is the only place I've found one, but its broken.

    I've called all over Sacramento and the bay area with no luck.

    Know any shops that might have one?

    Know any folks who might have one personally (could put down a deposit/ rental/ +beer) ?


    Thanks!

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    Bicycles Plus in Folsom rents bike cases, which surprises me, but I do not know if they have a double one.

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    They do not have doubles, one of the first places we called. Thanks tho!

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    You probably have, but double check your airline will be OK with such a beast.

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    they will, thanks!

    Anyone know of any big singles that will hold both. Could wheel bag a set of wheels in my suitcase or something. Got a few weeks left of searching, kinda cutting it close.

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    did you try cupertino bikes?
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    why a double? ever thought of using two singles?

    I used a cardboard bike box to fly my carbon trail bike to New Zealand and Canada this year. Zero issues...

    I reinforced the box with added side layers, gorilla tape anti-ripping hand holds, lateral compression struts made of cardboard, and sliders on the bottom. Under 50lbs loaded with the 28lb bike, a few tools, shoes, kneepads, shock pump and other pieces of clothing. Box itself was 12lbs.

    if you have to have a double, just tape two of mine together!

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    No go on Cupertino, just singles

    You get charged per package at this oversize rate. So instead of a 75$ double each way vs 150 each way

    The two bike box idea might work, that's pretty massive though. I'll look into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    The two bike box idea might work, that's pretty massive though. I'll look into it
    you can get lots of different sized bike boxes.
    in fact my my NZ friend's brother taped two cb boxes together for his and his gf's bikes. wasn't overly huge, no bigger than any other hardshell bike box.

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    I can't help with the boxes, but I found this video to have some great tips for packing a bike.

    EpicTV Video: How To Pack Your Bike For A Flight - Adventure | Trail Doctor | EpicTV

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