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Bike exchange reciprocity

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Bike exchange reciprocity

Everyone here knows this problem with transporting bicycles on airplanes: strange conditions, costs and general nuisance with the handling.

But we could avoid such trouble creating a simply system of exchanging our bikes, between them who would join the pool. For instance, I could make my bike available for those preparing a bike trip to Sweden, and myself, at the same time, had a choice of several bikes on other continents, to plan my trip accordingly.

Let’s discuss the idea.

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good idea Piotr 

good idea Piotr 

For a general short tour around towns and villages, I think this is a great idea, but for expeditionary style tour. you gotta bring your own bike, you need to know what part of your bike might/will fail so you are prepared for that.

 

 

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Bike exchange

Hi Piotr. I like the idea because I rented few times a bicycle and I was always satisfied. On my last trip I have done 1300km with a rented bike from one cyclist and two times I borrowed a bike and owners didn't want any money for it. Rgds and welcom to sLOVEnia. Robin

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Bike Exchange reciprocity and transporting bikes by plane

I agree, it can be a real faff and a logisitcal nightmare.  However, on a positive note, I have flown with Norwegian Air and whilst they do charge a fee for transporting bikes, they currently allow bikes to be transported without being boxed up.  I flew from Copenhagen to London Gatwick a couple of years ago.  It was brilliant.  I rode to Copenhagen airport, checked in my bike, then rode it home from London Gatwick.  Also, I believe the Virgin still allow bikes at no extra xharge but they do have to be boxed.

 

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Great idea

Great idea