/ Bike Bags for Travel
I was after some advice about Bike Bags. I need one for 3 weeks in Nov to get my road bike "safely" to the USA.
Does anyone have experience in such things, or advice, makes models, padding etc.
Where abouts are you? I've got an On-one wheeled bag in need of a new home.
Looks like this:
the reason I ask is because I flew with transat, came in under the 23kg limit with bike, bag and clothes for 2 weeks (wifes family lives there and I have a stash of clothes there), they asked me if there was a bike in my bag, I said yes and so they wanted to charge me for bringing a bike on board, I was a little annoyed, I spoke with the manager on the day that said if I had denied that there was a bike in the bag, the bike pod leaves nothing to the imagination as to what's in it, then they would have asked me to open it. however I went to town on shopping for climbing bits clothes etc and then on the way back checked my bike plus my suitcase, it cost me £20 each way.
annoying but check with the airline so you know where you stand.
the manager acted like a complete tool and treated me like a child, I appreciate he probably has to deal with irate and annoyed people all the time but I have since switched to flying air canada, we go to canada on a regular basis and do want to be treated badly!
£20 each way with Air Transat to Canada sounds good value compared to rates charged on 'low cost' airlines in Europe!
Thinking of taking my carbon steed next summer.
You do?? Whatever you're into mate...
Elsewhere on the site
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
At a bar in Llanberis an old man chimed in And I thought he was out of his head Being a young man I just laughed it off When... Read more
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more