Bikes on easyjet

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  • mildred
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    looking at flying with easyjet this year and saw their policy:

    The bicycle must be packaged in a bicycle box or bag
    Only one bicycle per box/bag is permitted
    No other items can be carried in the bicycle box/bag (i.e. clothing)
    The handlebars must be flush with the frame.
    Pedals must be removed or flush against the frame
    Bicycles with hydraulic suspensions or brake systems will be accepted.

    I was hoping to put my biking clothing & helmet in the bag with it; does anyone have any experience of this?

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    Just keep to the weight limit for a bike and it should be all good.

    benw
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    I thought you were meant to keep them separate( with your pedals and shoes)so if your bike doesn’t turn up you can rent a bike and not ruin your holiday

    mildred
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    I can’t find any weight limits for bikes published.

    Nothing is allowed to weigh more than 32kg

    cbike
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    Sometimes the ground handlers will open it, sometimes they don’t.

    I’ve put helmets and shoes and pads taped to bike as “protection” in there in the past but carry a plastic bag just in case. If you have a bag, helmet can go in on the way to bulky item drop off. whoops.

    if caught, use up the handlers time, be nice and pedantic – they will always break before you. 🙂

    coogan
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    I usually put the knee pads on the frame, my bike shoes and Dakine backpack in there too. Always been fine.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I’d never put my lid in a bike bag.
    **** knows how it’d come out at the end of the flight.
    Just strap it to your carry on bag.
    Pack, pads, shoes, spares and tools are all fine in your bike bag.

    Mackem
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    Do people think that people jump up and down on the bike bags like a trampoline?

    Do this every year. Just make sure it’s under 32kg total. Although at gatwick bike bags don’t go on the conveyor at check and they just ask you the weight and trust us. Baggage fella at the heavy items belt is never arsed either

    mildred
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    Cheers folks.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Do people think that people jump up and down on the bike bags like a trampoline?

    From the state of my bike the one year yes I do. 😥

    Knee pads on forks and elbow pads on rear drop out, as packaging,
    helmet between forks and BB,
    bars wrapped in bubble wrap cable tied to frame,
    rear mech and hanger off but tucked inside rear triangle, but not removed from cable,
    dropper past removed, bubble wrapped and tied to frame,
    pedals off, in a box, inside helmet,
    bike box from Halfords cut up and 2 sides as additional protection,
    fork stanchions protected with lagging,
    rear DO wedged open with a lump of wood,
    forks wedged open with one of them plastic things that come with them,
    brake pads wedged open with cardboard,
    rotors off, in a box, wrapped in fresh kitchen roll.

    Standard Easyjet procedure when I’m packing my bike.

    mildred
    Member

    Cheers Luke that’s a good plan.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Helmet as hand luggage, don’t want it rattling round.

    Luke’s methods are a bit overkill if you have decent bag (Evoc etc.) I’m down to rotors off and bars off with a pad spacer in the brakes if I remember.

    As for other stuff in the bag never had them checked if they are in weight, other wise clothes etc. are arranged to look like packing.

    showerman
    Member

    easyjet give you a total of 50kg to include all travel luggage per trip
    your bike bag is a max of 32kg
    the rest is for your suitecase and carryon
    gets interesting for me as the evoc bikebag is great but comes in at 8kg before putting anything in it i am always 29kg ish with tools and a few odds and ends
    as said ^^^^^ if possible carry shoes helmet ect in suitecase if your bike does go walkabout you can at least hire something fingers crossed never happened but many reports on here every year of things turning up later.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Did a month back up in Europe over Christmas with the bike and 50kg luggage no real issues. The Evoc bag weight isn’t that bad unless you ride a tank. All my trail bikes go in on the 23kg limit we have down here in Oz.

    Xylene
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    coolhandluke wrote:

    rotors off, in a box, wrapped in fresh kitchen roll.

    Well you aren’t exactly environmentally friendly are you. What is wrong with used kitchen roll to wrap your disks in?

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