Trike on Flixbus

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Trike on Flixbus

Postby climo » 21 Jan 2019, 8:19am

Has anyone put their trike on a Flixbus back from Austria / Eastern Europe to a channel port? Folded they just fit under the "special luggage" size limit and I'm sure if there is an issue a bung to the driver will sort it out? Love to trike back but we don't have the time.

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Re: Trike on Flixbus

Postby [XAP]Bob » 21 Jan 2019, 8:21am

What’s their written policy - might need to have it a bag?
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Re: Trike on Flixbus

Postby climo » 21 Jan 2019, 8:51am

[XAP]Bob wrote:What’s their written policy - might need to have it a bag?

Not clear. Just says "special luggage up to 240cm h,l,w combined and 30kg. Will take bikes but not electric bikes, tricycles can't by carried as bicycles. If we fold them and wrap the chainset thereby hiding the motor and put the batteries and seat with the panniers in big chinese bags as normal luggage it's worth trying. As a backstop we plan to leave the car in Holland so if it proves impossible we do have an out

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Re: Trike on Flixbus

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 13 Mar 2019, 6:32pm

Have you tried yet? Would be interested to hear how this went...

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Re: Trike on Flixbus

Postby climo » 15 Mar 2019, 12:44am

Trikeyohreilly wrote:Have you tried yet? Would be interested to hear how this went...

No. Was going to in June but looks like the trip may be postponed . :(

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Re: Trike on Flixbus

Postby Tigerbiten » 15 Mar 2019, 12:53pm

I used to get my ICE trike on intercity trains without any hassle from the staff by folding it and then packing it into a Cinelli lightweight bike bag.
The bag is big enough so the trike ended up sitting on one wheel with the frame diagonally across the bag.
It's not optimal but the bags also just light enough so it's possible to roll it up and carry it on a ride to/from the station.
Can you get something like this for the end of the ride ??

That way it not a trike but just a big heavy bag ......... :D