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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

"Ghost ride": Borrow a good bike (if needed). Ride on the good bike, while pulling the incomplete one alongside you by holding its stem. Your secondary hand sits on the second bike's stem ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

This is how I did it once: Needed three straps. Two of them where used to improvise shoulder straps so I carried the bike simulating a backpack. The third strap was to stabilize the handlebar so it ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

If you have only the one bike, and no other transport, then you're going to be walking. If the bike has working wheels then it can roll and all you do is hold it by the stem while walking. Mind out ...
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Do I need to protect my bike from jostling around if I put it under the bus?

With other items sliding around I'd suggest a case where you don't need to take the bike fully apart to pack it. I think there are some you can just take the front wheel off of and pack it. If you can'...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

Hire a car. In many locations, you can hire a van taxi, or request a large-size vehicle from a car hire service like Uber or Lyft. Either of these should have more than enough space to store a fully ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

It's really not that complicated. Seat meet head. And before you say that's too heavy, in India guys carry motorcycles on their heads up ladders all the time.
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

If there is public transport connecting your start and destination points, you are likely to be able (and to be allowed) to travel with your baggage. A regular disassembled bicycle is such a baggage. ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

New York City You may bring your bike on the subway at all times (though it's quite rude to do it at rush hour). You may bring your train on the commuter railroads during off-peak times. However, ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Japan JR East trains No JR East trains allow unpacked bikes, but folded or packed bicycles (in bags) are usually fine, no additional fee required. Trains tend to be packed, so placing a bicycle in ...
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Are there any bus companies that take bikes and go between Washington DC and Philadelphia?

It turns out that Focus Transit actually goes between DC and Philly still. The guy on the other end of the phone didn't know what he was talking about when I called. They take bikes.
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Will my road bike fit in the racks on a public transit bus now that I have put fenders on it?

I just tried my new large-size cruiser bicycle on the bus yesterday and the front wheel fender wasn't damaged, but buses constantly transmit forces in varying directions from bumps, potholes, turns, ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Latvia Inland intercity trains 🚆 Bicycles are allowed on inland intercity trains operated by Pasažieru vilciens (inland railway public transport service provider) for a fee which amounts to a ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Switzerland Generally: if there is space you are mostly/often allowed to bring your bike on the bus/train/tram. You are however expected to pay for it (generally a half-fare, the same kids pay). "...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

You do not need to transport four wheels anywhere for someone to help you swap them. You can do it yourself. Taking and putting wheels off and on is a part of basic puncture maintenance. You should ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

I built a wooden rack for a small bike but it can handle the weight of a regular one. It will be just quite wide. All you need is some wood, screws or nails and some kind of straps. Other means is to ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

From your question, "Problem is, wheels didn't arrive on time, rear rack wasn't available to buy until recently, and saddle post clamp broke recently." That doesn't look to me like an ...
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How to transport an unusable bike AND a set of wheels without a car?

If you, or someone in your family, have a big suitcase you can likely fit your bike into the suitcase. Wrap the bike (and certainly the chain) well, if you want to use the case again. Like with the ...
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Bicycle box on train Gatwick to Reading

I have once taken a boxed bike on a train from Bath to London airport. There wasn't really any space to put it somewhere, so I just put it upright next to one of the entrances and stood next to it for ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Bangalore, India Regular buses do not allow cycles, especially since the door is too small to take it through. Ac-buses are supposed to allow you to take your cycle. You will be charged an extra '...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

SLC to Provo Areas in Utah The buses in this area generally have front-mounted bike racks, very similar to those pictured in other posts. They can handle 2 or 3 bikes. If the rack is full, a driver ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Austin TX USA Austin buses have a fold-down rack in front that can accommodate two bikes. MetroRail (a commuter line) can accommodate eight bikes per car. Some MetroRail stops also have bike lockups.
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

UK Trains Virgin Trains accept bikes, however you must reserve a space first. You can book at the station ticket office at least 15 minutes before the train arrives, or over the phone [0344 556 5659,...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

New Jersey Transit (New Jersey/New York) Paraphrased/quoted from here. Trains: Folding bikes are usually allowed. Standard-frame bicycles are permitted on many NJ TRANSIT trains as described ...
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

RTP area of North Carolina, USA Most of the buses that I've seen in RTP area of North Carolina seem to have them. I've carried my bike on the Raleigh Durham Express bus several times.
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Community Wiki: Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

Urbana/Champaign/(Parts of) Savoy, Illinois, USA The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has almost all buses which can take 2 bikes in the front. The rules are here.

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