how to get my bike to tokyo
I'm going to tokyo for two weeks in May, and I must have a bike. My bike. So, should I invest in a hard travel case (I will it use once or twice a year), or should I have my lbs box it up for me? It looks like all bike cases have total linear dimensions slightly in excess of 80 inches (so ANA will require advance arrangements), but my frame is only a 51. I wonder if my little track bike would get lost in there--maybe my lbs could stuff it into a small box and I could save money on the case and on bulky baggage fees. On the other hand, if my lbs boxes it up I'd have to save the box and reuse for the return trip. So any recommendations on a hard case?