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Dahon Airporter Mini Travel Case versus Boardwalk D6
So I have an Airporter Mini travel case and tried to follow the instructions found in <this PDF from Dahon.>
Advertising says "Fits all Dahon Curve, Speed, Ciao, Roo, Vitesse, Boardwalk, Mu bikes as well as P.A.Q. Mini Bikes." but I'll be darned if I can get the whole bike in there without an axle bolt sticking out, leaving me worried that I'll arrive while some bent spokes.
Is there something I'm really missing? The instructions show a wheel on either side of the frame, though even Dahon's own promo image shows both wheels on one side of the (different style) frame.
I'm leaving my rack and fenders at home, so it's seatpost/pedals/wheels/derailleur off, then a wheel/frame/wheel sandwich... the handlebars don't come off, they're still folding mid-frame.
Has anyone had any success in getting a "clean" pack-in on a Boardwalk? Thanks!
<- Not my bike
(And yes I have seen http://www.gaerlan.com/dahon/pack.htm
for isntructions on using a "non-official" travel case.
I'm also a bit stumped about this strap on top of the bag... for extra external luggage?