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    Flying with a bike which case?

    Cross post from the road forum. I thought you guys might fly with your bikes for touring purposes a bunch too.

    Thanks for any help.

    I'm going to be doing an unpaid internship with an HIV/AIDS NGO in Zambia this summer and I really wanted to take one of my bikes with me.

    I was wondering what people recommended. I know there have been posts on this before, but I wanted to see how things had lasted since people last used them since the threads a little old.

    The bikebag.de soft case looks pretty neat and well built, how is that? Would a hard case be better than that?

    Thanks for the help choosing!
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    There's a long thread about this in the Road Forum:

    Creative Road Bike Shipping?

    And probably quite a few threads here too.

    BTW - I use a cardboard box ... as mentioned in the thread above.

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    To be fair, the title of that thread deals with shipping.
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    I think the best midpriced hardcase is the Serfas Bike Armor. It packs very securely and I like the strap fittings, they seem to suspend the frame and parts away from the shell pretty well.

    Another idea that I think helps is buying a couple of axles and some locknuts and making yourself metal, fitted frame spacers. A pretty clever kludge that seems a bit nicer than the plastic shipping spacers.

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