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chicks4176 02-01-14 02:51 PM

airline travel
 
I am sure this has been discussed ad nauseum but any recommendations for a triathlon bike travel case for airline travel? I would like to keep under the 62 inch linear limit and hopefully not spend $625 required for an Armored Hen House.

Thanks!

prathmann 02-01-14 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by chicks4176 (Post 16459372)
I would like to keep under the 62 inch linear limit ...

What kind of bike do you have? An S&S coupled 700c road bike can just barely meet the 62" limit with deflated tires and careful placement of the couplers. No chance with a normal road bike frame - keep in mind that the wheels will be almost 26" long + 26" high, so that only leaves 10" for the width (not even including the thickness of the case itself).

chicks4176 02-01-14 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by prathmann (Post 16459458)
What kind of bike do you have? An S&S coupled 700c road bike can just barely meet the 62" limit with deflated tires and careful placement of the couplers. No chance with a normal road bike frame - keep in mind that the wheels will be almost 26" long + 26" high, so that only leaves 10" for the width (not even including the thickness of the case itself).

I have P2 but figured I would have to tear it apart a bit to fit the 62 inches.

needawheel2 08-02-14 01:06 AM

airline case
 
Road& tri bikes fit the same case? Does aerobar require more "space?"

Dalai 08-02-14 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by needawheel2 (Post 16997977)
Road& tri bikes fit the same case? Does aerobar require more "space?"

Depends on the case. Options such as the Scicon Aerocomfort is designed to leave the bars (drop bars) in place. Other cases requiring you to either loosen the stem faceplate and rotate the bars or remove the integrated bars completely should fit a tri bike. Note larger bikes or integrated seat posts can make it difficult.


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