Left OZ now in Malaysia
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lancashire England, but at the moment on an extended tour of South East Asia
Bikes: Thorn Ravan Catlayst, Bill Nickson tourer, Bill Nickson Time Trial, Claud Butler Cape Wrath, Motobecame Tandem etc etc
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Be sure that the weight is not over 32k as that is the maximum for any checked in luggage( except mobility aids) on board Quantas
and a Surly should be way under 30 kg
I stuff loads of stuff in my bike box, last time it was 31.5 km, nearly over the limit.
I take the cardboard box from a LBS last one was from Bondi Road, and some duct tape to the airport.
Ask the guys on the oversized checkin to weigh the box, and if its under weight then seal it.
Using bathroom scales are not worth using, if the box is over 32k it doen't go on the plane!!!!
I take loads of stuff, a bike and a trailer together with all my gear and it comes to 57kg, and I mean loads of gear.