Hi everyone. I am sick of the ridiculous prices airlines charge to transport bikes and decided it would be a good idea to make one I can stuff in my luggage.
I was thinking of taking an old road frame I have and chopping it in 2 at the top tube and down tube maybe 5" or so from the seat tube. Then to fasten them together again, I'd have a couple of rods turned down on a lathe to the exact inside diameter of the tubes and use these inside and run bolts though them. I hope I described that sufficiently.
My only concern is if this will be a strong enough joint or will the bike be flexing all over and unrideable? I'm hoping all the chopping experience here can help me out.