OK, this may sound like an odd set of questions.
I travel throughout the U.S. on business and I try to rent bikes from local shops to ride when I can. I ride both MTB cross-country and road, so I'm looking for a helmet hard-sided travel case and a good pair of clipless pedals to bring with me when I fly. I don't want terribly expensive pedals and I'm leaning towards the lower cost Crank Brothers Candy line.
My plan is to ask the LBS to put my pedals on the rental bike when I pick it up and take them off when I return it.
My riding won't be too crazy, I just like to hit the local XC trails or green belt paths when I can. Can anyone help me out?