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box for bicycle/velo for air transport
Posted October 27th, 2011 - 9:04 am by from Littleton, United States (Permalink)
Hello!
Sorry for lack of French, I speak Spanish and English tho...

I'll be leaving from Paris, France on Nov3rd and will be needing to get a box together for my bicycle to send it back home w/ me on the airplane.

Anyone have a box from a previous bike purchase? or suggestions for where I can find one when I arrive Paris on Oct 31 or Nov 1?

Or can you recommend cycle shops that would be able to help out?

I'd appreciate any advice for this or anyone who would have one I could buy/have (my budget is just about gone after cycling now these past 3 months.)

thanks,

tamarita


Posted October 29th, 2011 - 6:06 pm from Paris, France
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Posted October 30th, 2011 - 12:19 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Air France sells at the airport a bike cardbox for less than 6 euros.

But I don't know if it they only sell it to you if you are flying with them...

Posted November 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 am by from Littleton, United States (Permalink)
Thanks for your suggestions. I ended up not being able to leave Rome to get to Paris; sooooo, I had to struggle to find a box there - that was DIFFICULT!!! I made my own box out of 2 large cardboard boxes.

thanks again for information!!!

tamarita

Posted November 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm by from Littleton, United States (Permalink)
Although your suggestions are great and much appreciated, in Rome it was a difficult task to accomplish!!!

I had to make a box out of 3 boxes, took me almost 3-4 hours to do and deal with ... finding tape, etc. (unfortunately I had no time to enjoy what Rome has to offer a tourist :( )

NOTE**** In Rome, NONE of the airlines carry boxes to buy for bikes.

Although Leonardo Di Vinci (many italians love to quote this fact) invented the bicycle, Rome IS NOT a bike friendly place!!