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10-27-17, 01:42 PM
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Posted By tetonrider

he's a hustler and has a dialed process for...

he's a hustler and has a dialed process for taking and fulfilling orders.

i like the Orucase a bit better (i.e., i have both but use the Orucase if traveling with just one bike), but i had to work...
10-26-17, 11:12 PM
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Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

lead. lead is best.

lead. lead is best.
10-19-17, 05:01 PM
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Posted By tetonrider

if one is not a confident mechanic, then it is...

if one is not a confident mechanic, then it is best to recognize that and entrust it to someone else. that said, a torque wrench is an investment (as long a person invests the time to learn how to...
10-18-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

i have a smaller case and (a) i have never taken...

i have a smaller case and (a) i have never taken a crank off to travel with a bike and (b) even so... no.

torque wrenches can be valuable (but i've also seen people not know how to properly use...
10-17-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

no. Orucase has them; Gavi BFF does...

no.



Orucase has them; Gavi BFF does not.

Each has pros and cons.

One problem with the backpack straps is there is no way to tuck them in. They can snag on an airline conveyer belt....
10-15-17, 05:46 PM
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Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

summary if you are too lazy: * if you travel a...

summary if you are too lazy:
* if you travel a bunch and need a compact setup likely to avoid fees altogether, gavi BFF or orucase.
* if you only travel on alaska and bikes fly for $25 regardless...
10-15-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

advice about EVOC is to follow the advice in this...

advice about EVOC is to follow the advice in this thread.
10-15-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

packing is everything. i have a pretty solid...

packing is everything.

i have a pretty solid amount of confidence my bike would be ok in any soft pack -- if it landed on the side. if you dropped it from 2 stories and it landed on the HT, not so...
10-14-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

yeah--really love that they did this. it...

yeah--really love that they did this.

it makes no sense that golf gear goes for free but a light bike does not -- or that someone can take a ski bag + a boot bag as one piece of normal luggage,...
10-13-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

here's the deal: the guy behind orucase is a...

here's the deal:

the guy behind orucase is a former bike racer. he'll make a bike to your specific specs, and if you are riding a smaller frame (50) you have a chance that it may legitimately come...
01-06-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

yep...it's definitely over the limit when...

yep...it's definitely over the limit when properly measured.

they like to sell the unusual dimensions as a positive -- that it is easy to mis-measure (and therefore under-measure).
...
01-05-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

since this is a racing forum.... one of...

since this is a racing forum....

one of these things allows a racer to bring their race bike; the other is a breakaway. ;-)

seriously, though: fork removal is pretty trivial. in fact, it is...
01-02-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

just because you remove the bars doesn't mean you...

just because you remove the bars doesn't mean you have to re-cable everything.

i use di2 (another advantage), but i don't disconnect brake cables. i think you'd likely just have to disconnect the...
09-09-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

he's so much easier to deal with than the ninja...

he's so much easier to deal with than the ninja guys, too.

both bags have their pros and cons.
09-07-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

it can be pretty difficult to do business with...

it can be pretty difficult to do business with those guys ("here--take my money!") but the product is good. i have yet to be charged an airline fee. technically it IS oversized, but they don't come...
07-31-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

did anyone else appreciate the irony here? ...

did anyone else appreciate the irony here?

shovelhd's usually our "rues are subject to interpretation" man (which i agree with), and Doge is the one who tries to apply them more strictly. :)
...
07-31-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

IME....collecting on damages from an airline is...

IME....collecting on damages from an airline is about as successful as collecting from UPS. they will do everything in their power to make it hard/impossible and will blame your packaging. of course,...
06-08-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

so...kind of talking about this up above, and...

so...kind of talking about this up above, and today USAC announces a partnership/discount for members who use bikeflights (http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-partners-with-bikeflightscom.htm). i'm...
06-05-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

i hear you and understand that point of view. ...

i hear you and understand that point of view.

personally, i find it sad that one can fly with golf clubs or skis for free (oversized by linear inches) and bikes are $150. i think that perhaps this...
06-05-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

i cannot be bothered with details!

i cannot be bothered with details!
06-03-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

damn. guess that underscores what a joke TSA is.

damn. guess that underscores what a joke TSA is.
06-03-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

fwiw, at best i have been allowed to supervise...

fwiw, at best i have been allowed to supervise the unpacking, but often in practice that isn't even allowed. one certainly cannot *touch* the bike once it has been inspected--no repacking allowed. IF...
06-03-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

minor correction: with the 2 cases i now use, you...

minor correction: with the 2 cases i now use, you only have to remove the pedals, fork, and post/saddle; cranks stay on, and stem stays attached to the bars. with larger cases you wind up removing...
05-14-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,982
Posted By tetonrider

Mattm...I know what you want. Can't really type...

Mattm...I know what you want. Can't really type now but will shoot a message in the next day or two. Many flights....no fees, no damage...way better than a hard case in terms of space.

You go...
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