I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this, but maybe you tourer/travelers might know: what do you need to take apart, and how do you pack a road bike into a soft case?
I'll be doing a couple of out-of-town trips this summer, but the car(s) that I'll be traveling in don't have bike racks. So I'll need to transport the bike inside the vehicles. I thought those soft cases might be good for that purpose, but have no idea what needs to come apart.
-Do the pedals "have to" come off in a soft case?
-Do the handlebars have to come off, or can they just be turned 180 degrees?
-And if the handlebars do come off, does the handlebar come off the stem, or does the stem and handlebar come off the fork?
-Is it recommended to use one of those rear fork chain gizmos that keep your chain in place while the rear wheel is off?
I'll be traveling this weekend...so if anyone has any advice...please help!