I have a Surly LHT, but recently picked up a Birdy Monocoque folder. I am in the initial stages of planning a week long tour along the Danube River in Germany/Austria and was thinking about packing the Birdy up in a suitcase. It's a 9 speed and I think that might be sufficient for what is alledgedly mostly flat bike path. Curious as to what others have done in similar situations. The Birdy is a fun, zippy bike; but I haven't ridden it for any long distances yet.