I had a friend pick up a bike box for me at the local LBS. He says all the boxes are a standard size. Is this true? Well I tested the box today and I think I can get the bike to fir with the exception that the rack sticks out of the out of the box. Do they make larger boxes? The height of mine measure 28 inches.
I took another look at the bike it the box and I think all I really need to do is to take the screws out that hold the rack near the wheel but I would rather avoid this. Might I be able to get a taller box? Taking the rear wheel off does not seem like an option because of lack of space for the rear wheel but more importantly I would also need to remove and secure the rear derailer.