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Old 11-03-09, 02:29 PM
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how to bring an extra wheelset on the plane?

hi everyone,

i'm taking a trip out of town to race, and i'd like to take 2 sets of wheels. one set will fit inside the travel case....but what do i do with the other set? carry it on? check it as well in a separate box?

any suggestions appreciated!

thanks
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Old 11-03-09, 03:22 PM
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probably cheaper to FedEx the extra wheelset ahead of time.
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Old 11-04-09, 07:45 AM
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Deflate the tires and check it in a wheel bag. Don't try to get CO2 by TSA either.
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Old 11-05-09, 08:10 AM
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or, deflate the tires and cram them into your hang-up suit bag - I avoid flying - do they still let you hang those up as carry-ons?
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I like the fedex idea, too, though there's always the chance your wheels will go to Secaucus. We ship a few dozen packages a year, and they almost never go wrong.
Back in the old days, before the airlines were so stretched and short-handed, I traveled with bike wheels (and also breakdown kayak paddles and the occasional small race car piece) just by bundling them securely (duct tape or zip ties) and checking them as baggage. But that was back in the '70s when most baggage was handled by hand and the airlines gave a crap. I'm not sure you could do it now, and I don't think I would anyway.
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Old 11-06-09, 10:32 AM
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Spokes on a plane?

Enough is enough.
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