Re: [CR]international travelers: help me with my plea!

(Example: Bike Shops)

Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 09:52:21 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]international travelers: help me with my plea!
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r garni wrote:
> My son Linus is going to study this year in
> Strasbourg, France. He has been a bicycle mechanic for
> about 6 years now (at the tender of age of 21
> presently) and so naturally he wants to take the
> Medici (does anyone remember the "Not today, James--I
> will take the Medici" ad from days of yore, talking to
> the butler, choosing the Medici over the Rolls?)
> Anyway, that's another discussion...
> What Linus needs now is any help he can get about
> sending the bike as well as another, unspeakably
> off-topic bike to France. This includes any help about
> airlines (he is taking British Airways to Heathrow,
> then Paris) and then from Paris to Strasbourg by
> train.
> If any of the cool jet-setters among you have done
> something like this, have any travel/packing/general
> advice at all (other than "God help you" which was
> always my mom's advice) both Linus and I would be very
> very appreciative!

No matter how you cut it, shipping two bikes round-trip is going to be quite expensive. What I'd do is go bikeless, pick up a funky French bike over there, and bring it back when I return. Maybe Norris can give some ideas on this?


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA