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Old 10-16-14, 10:55 AM
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700c wheels and S and S couplers

So I added couplers to my Trek 520 with this romantic idea that I was gonna take my bike with me when i travel. Problem. I've taken tires off rims. I have wide handle bars with a shallow drop, and an uncut steering tube. Any advice as to pack? Pictures? Link to a video?
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Did You look at the S&S site first?
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Any more details? like the frame size. like you've placed the broken down bike in a case already? Like where's the tight point?

If the problem is with the front triangle and fork then removing the fork reduces things a lot. I've seen tandems fit into one OS case and I've seen large singles not fit in one case. Andy.
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Andy, the bike is a 57. I removed the fork, layer in the front triangle, rear wheel cog down, wheel at an angle. Rear triangle next with the rear drop outs as deep as possible still ok. Once the front wheel is in, its just way too high, and the fork is not in, nor the handle bars. I can't tuck the wheel into the drops of the handlebar as the wheel hits the bar at 11 and 1 o'clock position pushing the brake hoods out of the confines of the box. There's gotta be a way…..

fietsbob, yes, I tried to follow the S&S diagrams. Unfortunately, that bike looks like its a very small, as they didn't even take the fork out. There's no way I could lay the bike into the box with removing the fork.
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yep! Call me Houdini! Except tires, tubes and fenders it's all in a self constructed coroplast box. And, drum roll please........since we fly Allegiant out of Fargo, it's under 40 pounds. 32.6 to be exact. 3 bottle cages, son28 Dynamo, headlight, second flat handlebar with mounts for handlebar bag is all in the box! WooHoo!
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