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Old 03-18-14, 10:11 AM   #1
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Hardside wheeled suitcase for a Citizen Tokyo?

Hi all, I recently bought a Citizen Tokyo. I have some upcoming travel, and I'd like to bring my bike and check it on the plane. I'd like to get a hardside suitcase with wheels. Can anyone recommend a tried-and-true option for the Citizen Tokyo? I know that the Samsonite F'lite is popular, can anyone confirm if the Tokyo fits it? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-18-14, 10:27 AM   #2
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how big a case does it need ? have you measured the minimal space it would occupy ..

might be better than sitting around waiting for someone with the exact bike

to supply all the work and answer for you.

less formal but functional,
you can always get a folding luggage trolley for the wheels , and box up the bike
in a size that makes the maximun girth number for the airlines ..

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Old 03-18-14, 10:43 AM   #3
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I don't know the dimensions of the Samsonite F'lite, but my suggestion is to get
a suitcase that has the zippered expansion option. I was in Macy's and got this
on sale(US$150 I think) 3 years ago -
Samsonite Winfield 2 28" Hardside Spinner Luggage.
Weight: 12.95 lbs. Dimensions: 28.0" x 19.0" x 13.0". I've used it to check in 2 different bikes
so far. In the photo you can see how I packed a 2013 Citizen Tokyo when I went to
Aruba last year. Had to take off both wheels and pull out both the handle bars and
seatpost. I left the kickstand and fenders home. In the video, I packed a different
bike on a trip for China - Tobukaeru folder with 20in. wheels. You can get an idea of
how to break down the bike to make it fit.





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Old 03-18-14, 10:57 AM   #4
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...In the video, I packed a different
bike on a trip for China...
i like the plastic hanger idea.
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Old 03-18-14, 11:05 AM   #5
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i like the plastic hanger idea.
I was going to be there as a student(Nanjing University) for three weeks.
Wasn't sure if my dorm room had any(it didn't); plus it helps the bike a bit
from getting crushed when there's 10 other suitcases on top of it.
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