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Old 09-19-11, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Nate552 View Post
No damage I can see on the case. Thanks for the UPS tip, I didn't know that. Luckily, I ship it Fedex 99% of the time. As for flying with it, I can't afford that. I'm often traveling multiple times a month and at ~$100 each way, I'd have to find a new sport.
I think all the shipping companies use similar conveyer roller setups.

If you travel that much couplers may be worth it. Zinn's setup allows him to pack his bike without taking the stem off the steerer, the bars off the stem (the two things that take the longest to put together), and probably pack everything in a non-oversize case. You'll have to do a frame in Ti or steel though, stem as well.

I only fly a few round trips a year - I find Southwest's $50 each way fee to be a good compromise between airlines and bike fees. It's still a bit of money though.
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