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Old 06-04-07, 08:16 PM
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Bikes on Plane

Do I need to bleed my shocks before putting on the plane?

Will they explode?

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Old 06-04-07, 08:42 PM
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your shocks? 'your'?

Planes pressure are maintain in the passenger area....but in the cargo...

hmm...good question.
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Just don't bring one of these on the plane.

get it?

(snakes on a plane)

........ nevermind.



As for bleeding sjocks? I have no idea. Sorry.
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I would think not considering the pressure theyre under when compressed.
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i dont think theyre under that much pressure but who knows
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Originally Posted by sikotic99
i dont think theyre under that much pressure but who knows
if they had a stressful day maybe...
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
You only need to bleed your shocks if you also bleed them when you're riding your bike around 8,000 feet.
dont forget the oxygen mask
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
You only need to bleed your shocks if you also bleed them when you're riding your bike around 8,000 feet.
Maybe that's what finally blew my oil seals.
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I'm tired of these mutha f*&cken bikes, on the mutha f*&cken plane!


Cargo holds are pressurized, but would experience the same pressure changes as the passenger bay (ears popping, etc). Unless you're shocks/tires, etc, are OVER pressurized to begin with, I don't think the subtle change in pressure would have any effect at all.

People bring put aerosol spray cans and stuff in their luggage, right? (or at least used to).
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Originally Posted by energymaki
Do you need to bleed your shocks before putting on the plane?

Will they explode?
Yes. You must also be sure that the drainage holes in your frame are dirt-free, otherwise the whole bike becomes one big pipe-bomb.

Not good in this "post-9/11" world...
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Old 06-05-07, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth
I'm tired of these mutha f*&cken bikes, on the mutha f*&cken plane!


Cargo holds are pressurized, but would experience the same pressure changes as the passenger bay (ears popping, etc). Unless you're shocks/tires, etc, are OVER pressurized to begin with, I don't think the subtle change in pressure would have any effect at all.

People bring put aerosol spray cans and stuff in their luggage, right? (or at least used to).
Not any more, pressurised items like aerosols and bike CO2 cartridges aren't allowed on the plane anymore.
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Originally Posted by energymaki
Do you need to bleed your shocks before putting on the plane?

Will they explode?
Not needed. The pressure differential is minimal.
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Old 06-05-07, 07:53 AM
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You could lauch your shock into space and it wouldn't "explode".

http://www.lenntech.com/unit-convers...r/pressure.htm

The difference between a vacuum and and sea level is 14.7 psi.
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Get serious guys...there are boxes for shipping bike on planes....

I think if you get seal ones, that means the pressure inside the box will be maintain (I have one of those for my dcam and camcorder), then there shouldn't be a problem,
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get these mutha ****in bikes off this mutha ****in plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for the insight!

and for the visual of Samuel Jackson wrestling my mountain bike.

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