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stridaman 06-07-09 07:46 AM

Birdy Packed in a Samsonite Flight Case.
 
Tried packing a Birdy Monocoque LX Deore into a Samsonite Flight Case in less than 15 mins.

Things to remove:
1) Front wheel
2) Rear wheel
3) Telescopic handle stem with handle bar
4) Front fork

Tool? Only 1 size 5mm Hex/Allen Key. :thumb:

http://stridasingapore.com/forum/ind...ach=8436;image

http://stridasingapore.com/forum/ind...ach=8434;image

Stormclad 06-07-09 08:28 AM

Heh. What's the weight boss? As in suitcase and all?

energyandair 06-07-09 11:22 AM

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Here is an old style frame Birdy in a Flite.

In addition to the Birdy, I fitted 2 helmets, a U lock, a pair of shoes, 2 wine glasses, sox, small handle bar bag, and miscellaneous items that can't be carried on.

On the trip out I had 2 bottles of wine instead of the wine glasses

It was my 1st time and it took me took me more disassembly as well as a fair bit longer than 15 min to fit this much. (eg. I have replaced all quick releases with, allen key fastenings and I took the handlebar off my fixed stem, took the chain off the chain ring and packed it and derailleur in a plastic bag, pulled the skewers out of the wheels and bagged them. With practice, I would expect to take under 30 min .

David

alhedges 06-07-09 11:37 AM

Good job! I'd add a BF crush protector (or make your own).

pibach 06-07-09 04:08 PM

What does take so much time? Takes me 3 minutes to pack my Mu to a suitcase without hassle. 5 min to rebuilt it on arrival.

invisiblehand 06-07-09 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pibach (Post 9058359)
What does take so much time? Takes me 3 minutes to pack my Mu to a suitcase without hassle. 5 min to rebuilt it on arrival.

If your process is any different from Jay Gaerlan's ...

http://gaerlan.com/dahon/pack.htm

... you should take some pictures and describe it. I gather that the choice of suitcase is important. Which one do you use?

invisiblehand 06-08-09 11:29 AM

Oh ... since Gaerlan used to sell Birdys ...

http://www.gaerlan.com/bikes/birdy/birdypk.htm

jur 06-09-09 12:27 AM

Here's my Birdy in a 29" Samsonite Oyster... didn't remove the fork, just folded back.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...y/IMG_0756.jpg

tartare 06-09-09 03:31 PM

I got mine into a similiar suitcase without removing the handle bar at all.

Genius.


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