Bike Bag (rinkō-bukuro, 輪行袋) Top Tips

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Maximum Pace
Aug 28, 2012
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I have experience of a small number of shinkansen, but they varied quite a lot. I eventually managed to jam my giant bike somewhere or other, but with difficulty, and no doubt annoying other people. Same story for the other "limited" expresses.
 

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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The day when you forget or lose your bike bag, a few hundred yen at the convenience store for a pack of 75- or 90-liter garbage bags and some packing tape will get you home. Ghetto-rinkō style.

N.B. Save the planet: the garbage bags can be recycled into... garbage bags.

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adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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Ube -shi, Yamaguchi-ken
The day when you forget or lose your bike bag, a few hundred yen at the convenience store for a pack of 75- or 90-liter garbage bags and some packing tape will get you home. Ghetto-rinkō style.

N.B. Save the planet: the garbage bags can be recycled into... garbage bags.

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the ghetto bag, hmm now that sounds so cool