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Old 02-16-06, 02:59 PM   #1
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Burley Nomad in a suitcase?

No one in my area seems to carry the Nomad so I can't look at it. Has anyone here disassembled it enough to fit in a standard suitcase? I called Burley directly and they indicated I would have to disassemble the frame (invovling nuts and bolts). They didn't seem to recommend doing this. I'm not scared of nuts and bolts. Can it be done? I really need to take it overseas for our UK trip but I can't just buy one over there and throw it away.
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Old 02-19-06, 06:34 PM   #2
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No one has flown one overseas?
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No one has flown one overseas?
I have a Burley Nomad and I don't see it breaking down small enough for airline limits (62" L+H+W) without taking it completely apart, If you can do it and remember how to put it back together you probaly can pull it off. Personally I would rent a trailer in the UK . UK bike rentals are a bit different than the USA as cycling touring is a popular activity there.
A google search of .. bike trailer rental, UK .. brings up several rental shops. You should also inquire at the Cycling Plus magazine forums at http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forum/
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You might want to check out Quik-Pak trailers. They fold easy for transport,and you can purchase a carry case/transport case from them seperately.
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Old 02-21-06, 08:19 AM   #5
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Our problem with renting overseas is, we're not returning to the same place we start. I would probably have to ship the trailer back to it's owner. I've thought about buying a used one and then selling when done but, that takes time to do and when the trips over...we fly home.

I looked at that quick-pak. Looks kinda doable...not sure of the construction of that trailer. The hitch looked a little flakey too. Ever use it?

If the Nomad will break down enough to get in a suitcase, I can put it back together no problem.


hummm....can't stop looking at that quick-pak... $350

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Old 02-21-06, 09:15 AM   #6
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http://www.sandsmachine.com/


Check out the link above for bikes that will fit in a suitcase
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I used the Quik-Pak last year for the first time on 2, one week tours. One of the tours was in Vermont, and a third of the time I was riding on gravel roads. No problems. On two of the days that it rained, my gear stayed dry. As for the hitch, I had my doubts too. Again, no problem. One of the nice things about the hitch is the ease of hitching, and unhitching the the trailer to the bike.
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Bike Friday makes a trailer that IS a suitcase. Maybe that would hold enough of the things you had in mind for the nomad. Look at it here: http://www.bikefriday.com/main.cfm?f...&Category=Shop
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