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    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.




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

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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 .

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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pibach View Post
    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?

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

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

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

    My folding bike photo essays www.dekter.net/

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

    Genius.

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