Anyone fit a 20" folder in a standard suitcase?
I'm toying with the idea of taking my specialized Globe (Dahon Roo) on a short tour in Germany. I'd like to put it in a suitcase, but can't afford the Dahon flight case (well, any flight case). I wonder if anyone has succeeded in fitting a 20" Dahon into a standard suitcase? I've seen a couple on the internet that would probably work with some padding and a little disassembly (removal of seat tube and maybe rear rack).
If you've managed it, have you had any problems getting it through the check in? I imagine there's a lot of airlines that would love to charge you for a bike, even if it fits as standard hold luggage. If you managed it, did you declare it as a bike, or just say nothing?
I'm flying from the UK, where I believe they are a little more lenient concerning size of case compared with the US (I may be wrong on that count though, especially as I would be flying Ryanair, who generally seem to be rotters and scoundrels where bikes are concerned).