This tag should be used for all questions dealing with the transportation of bicycles from one place to another (not using the bikes themselves as a form of transportation)

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Protecting bikes from elements when traveling suspended on hitch bike rack

I'll be traveling this summer (1000km each way, with one stop in between) and would like to take our bikes (4) along with us. I have a Thule Apex installed in a 1.25" hitch that will be host to 2 ...
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Preventing staining of clothes when carrying bike

Is there any reliable way to carry a bike (of non-insignificant weight) without ruining the clothes one's wearing? I live in a part of the world where millions of people ride in plain clothes every ...
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Packing bikes to send overseas

I just bought two bikes in Australia and I'm wondering the best way to pack them and ship them to my country. They're sitting at a relatives house right now. I'll probably send by ship due to cost so ...
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Minimalist setup for a “travelling bike mechanic”?

I have very little living/working space of my own and so, in order to keep my personal bike in working order, I need to be able to transport "bike mechanic stuff" (e.g. tools, screws, cables, inner ...
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What is the best way to secure a bike on a bus bike rack?

This question involved a bicycle stolen off the front of a San Francisco muni bus. Up to now, I never thought much about how vulnerable my steed is on a bus. What is the best way to secure a bicycle ...
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How to safely transport a Brompton by air?

I now own a Brompton folding bike. (Fortunately, I bought my plane tickets first, as I am also now broke!) Anyone here ever checked one into baggage in a B-bag, and suffer damage? If so, what parts ...
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B.o.B Yak Trailer on car

Any suggestions for how to carry a B.o.B. Yak (or Ibex) on a roof rack? I drive a small station wagon and the trailer is a bit big to fit comfortably in the car with our other gear when we travel with ...
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Should disc brake rotors be removed when packing bike for travel?

I've been looking at a few tutorials on packing a bike to take it on a plane, and most of them make no mention of disc brakes. One did specifically mention disc brakes, and recommended taking the ...
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What is the most secure bike rack for long distance travel? [duplicate]

I'm looking to transport my bike a fair distance (500km) and I would like to spend $150 or less on the transport. I currently have a strap mounted trunk rack but I worry about it loosening over the ...
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Are there special concerns traveling by plane carrying Air shocks?

Are there any special concerns or precautions to take when traveling by plane with a bike that has air shock or air fork? Is it necesary to take the air out or is it safe to leave them as they are? ...
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Guidelines for building a road bike

I am planning to build a road bike for 5-10km transportation purposes and I want to build it part by part because I only earn $30 to $60 per semi-month (monthly bills are included, that's what I earn ...
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Cyclocross on airplane

I'm planning on flying to Japan for a bicycle vacation early this spring. Having had a look at flight bags, I'm puzzled. They are expensive, weigh tons and are huge, I couldn't feasibly bring them ...
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How to transport bulky things on a bike

I am a hobby musician and would like to transport my instruments on my bike because there are just a few parking lots and it is too far to walk. Is there a good and safe way to carry a trombone, ...
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How much does a typical cardboard bike box weigh?

Exactly as per the title. This is surprisingly hard for me to google. I found one estimate of about 10 pounds, and the tech at my LBS "guesses" that a standard 30 x 8 x 53 box weighs 2 pounds. For ...
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Is it ok for the trunk bike rack to rest against the glass of a hatchback?

I feel like this is one of those obvious questions, but I have been unsuccessful at finding an answer (even in the manual for the rack!). I just purchased a bike rack (only holds 2 bikes) for my ...
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How should I transport Cannondale Bad Boy 5 INSIDE a BMW 4 Series Coupe?

So, I have a Cannondale Bad Boy 5 and I'm LOVING it. I'd like to understand how to transport it. I have 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe. Even though I folded back seats (to maximize trunk storage), bike ...
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Lightweight aluminum frame transported via trunk rack

I've been riding steel for a while now and recently added a CAAD10 to the fleet. I am planning on taking it with me on our upcoming vacation. I have a Thule gateeway 2 (trunk rack) that I've been ...
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How can I transport a Madsen bike?

I just got a Madsen bike for my wife, and now I am looking at how best to transport it. I have a Suburban with a roof rack. The bike is 88" long with the handlebars turned, and I don't know if I ...
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Shipping my bike across US (DC > LA)? [duplicate]

OK! So, I have my (large) single speed in the DC area -- but have just relocated to the LA area. I'm wondering; What is the best and most economical way to have my bicycle shipped across the states? ...
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Can I carry my tandem on a bumper carrier?

I would sometimes like to transport my tandem by car, and it would be convenient to use one of those "strap-on" bumper carriers. Is it feasible to use this type of carrier?
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Roof Rack vs. Trunk Rack for Sedan

I'm looking at possibly buying some kind of bike rack for my 4-door Mazda 3 sedan. I currently just have one road bike, but want to be able to carry two bikes just-in-case. Does anyone have any ...
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Packaging a bike for flying with a bike bag

I am doing a cycle tour of Japan starting from Fukuoka and ending in Tokyo. I will be flying with the bike and as my start and end points differ I will not have the opportunity to use a box (unless ...
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Will my bike hitch fit on any car?

I'm trying to sell a 4-bike hitch on craigslist. One thing I'm unsure of is whether or not it's tailored to universally fit on all cars. I'm worried because if it's too specific, a few people who ...
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Choosing mudguards for carrying a bicycle in a small lift

I am in need for mudguards for a bicycle I bought. Here is a link to the bicycle's description: Speeder i8 The bike is a flatbar road bike, with an internal hub and roller brakes. The bicycle is ...
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top tube adapter for hitch mount carrier

I recently bought a Trek Navigator 1. I just installed a hitch and a Allen 2 bike rack. BUT the Trek has a verry angled top tube. so the front tire is only a couple of inches off the ground. Would a ...
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Disassembly and Shipping of bike

I have a road bike lying around in a garage in California. I would like to use it here in Illinois. However, there's no one out there who can disassemble and pack the bike for me in California, ...
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Do I need a bike bag / box to put my bike on the Eurostar?

The Eurostar website has a page that really should say but doesn't: http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/travel_information/at_the_station/bicycles.jsp I'm guessing I don't? Would also be ...
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I'm going to take my bike with me on a plane. Do I really need a special bike travel bag to have it transported safely?

I have a road bike that I want to bring with me to the place I will be flying to. I know that there are bags that are designed especially for this kind of situation: the bike travel bags such as the ...
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What is the cheapest option to fetch a person over a long-distance with bicycles?

I need to fetch an outsider from about 20km far away and I want to use my bicycles. I have used roller skaters with a bicycle to fetch my friend, I let my friend to use the bike while I will stuck to ...
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How to get a bike from one city to another in the U.S

I need to mail a bike from Portland, Oregon to Austin, Texas. I know that you can get free bike boxes from many bike stores, but how do you pack a bike to ship by mail or to check as baggage on a ...