Getting cardboard box in Osh for flying

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pattex
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Getting cardboard box in Osh for flying

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Hey bicycle travelers,

we are flying soon from Osh and are looking to find two boxes for the bicycles. I could not find a bicycle shop that looked proimising so far.

Anybody has ideas or even done it before?


Just found on https://www.zorromoto.com/faq :

Cyclist: Do you have cardboard boxes for bicycle air shipping?

Randomly I'm getting asked by cyclists for cardboard boxes to ship their bikes. Our standard answer: "Sorry, we do not have such boxes. But go to a local supermarket, they may have big cardboard for air cargo. The super markets are FRUNZE Gypermarket (40.535869/72.808549), or GLOBUS (40.532372/72.807619).

Which I will try but I am not sure if we will suceed.

Cheers,

Diana & Patric
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Re: Getting cardboard box in Osh for flying

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You could try asking at the TES Guesthouse, as that's where most of the cyclists stay when in Osh.
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Re: Getting cardboard box in Osh for flying

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We tried a construction market at 40.51201 72.81856, especially places for doors, without any luck.

After that we went to Kelechek market at 40.53560 72.80255. At the area where trucks are unloading, we didn´t see anything promising. Also no big items on sale so we didn´t ask around much.

A guy send us to 40.54281 72.79261. He only spoke Russian so we don´t know exactly what to expect there. On OSM are bicycle shops in the area.

On the way there we saw a stack of big folded boxes behind a cinema (at 40.51484 72.80811) so we went into the cinema to ask. They gave us enough to build boxes. They are cubic, so expect some handwork.

The stack is big and there are many still. And it doesn´t look like they going to use them ever.

We did not try FRUNZE or Globus.

We stayed at Art Hotel Osh at 40.52547 72.79756 for around 8$ per night. Quite central and cute. They were very helpful.

Diana & Patric from @ weggeradelt
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