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Old 05-30-18, 01:56 PM
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I have talked to several Ritchey Breakaway bike owners, their case exceeds the size limit. One guy told me that once he had to pay the fee, the others I talked to said they never had to pay the oversize fee.

The weight is the thing that they will get you on. I always carry a luggage scale.

To get my folder with 24 inch wheels into the S&S backpack case (26X26X10), I have to pull off the fork, cassette, water bottle cages, saddle, and both crank arms. To keep things cleaner and to avoid damage, I also take off the chain and rear derailleur. See photo. The small wood plywood thing on top is a DIY center support. It is almost as hard to pack that bike in the case as it is to pack my S&S bike in the case.

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