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Old 04-17-07, 05:53 AM   #1
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flying with bikes, wheels on or off?

My airline doesn't specify whether I should take the wheels off my bike. It has to be bagged, but my bag is big enough to fit bike with the back wheel on.
Anyone have an opinion whether it's better to keep them on or off. I'm guessing off as the package is smaller, ant there's less wheel area sticking out to bend.
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When boxing a bike it is normal to remove the front wheel but leave the back wheel in place. I think this would make sense with a bag as well, since the rear wheel would partially protect the deraileur.
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Pure speculation, of course, but they probably want the wheel off for space reasons.

Make sure the rear derailer is protected.
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When boxing a bike it is normal to remove the front wheel but leave the back wheel in place. I think this would make sense with a bag as well, since the rear wheel would partially protect the deraileur.
Heh. At least we're in agreement about protecting the derailer.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:58 AM   #5
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Heh. At least we're in agreement about protecting the derailer.

It's a pity the airlines seem to disagree.
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