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Old 03-31-19, 10:39 AM
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S&S Hard Case Security Net

Looking for some feedback as reviews for these S&S hard case TSA security nets are non-existent!
Anybody out there have any experience using them? Are they worth it?
Security Net used to protect your bike if TSA opens the case

Thanks in advance
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Interesting, I had never heard of them. My experience is that the contents get a bit rearranged, but basically as I packed. I print out a sheet with my name and address and in very large font I put “TSA: No CO2”. Not sure if that helps or hurts me but I figure if I acknowledge that it is not allowed, I am less likely to have any and the TSA won’t go digging for it. Again, I have no idea what they might think they might find in a bike case.
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Originally Posted by bogriver View Post
Looking for some feedback as reviews for these S&S hard case TSA security nets are non-existent!
Anybody out there have any experience using them? Are they worth it?
Security Net used to protect your bike if TSA opens the case

Thanks in advance
Don't bother, they are a real pain to use in our experience. We have traveled with our tandem at least 30 times and used the nets exactly once. They don't really make it a simple package to pick up out of the case for inspection so it doesn't really make sense. The one thing I do is tape the base to the pvc tube on the compression struts so TSA doesn't have to look for them if they come off in the exam. Two, I pack a wheel in each case on top of the tandem. If using 700C wheels I take the tires off if we are using our 650 wheels I can leave the tires on, anything to make TSA job easier is a win for your bike. No damage in all those trips except where I didn't cover paint with protection and had some paint rubs. We have also never been charged excess baggage with our S&S cases and you can rent a small car to transport. Id give you our nets but Im pretty sure I tossed them since they did not work.YRMV
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I use 12 - 15 zip ties in each suitcase to hold the bike parts together. It is zip tied together so that it can all be lifted out as a unit. I take replacement ties for the trip home. This fall, I was charged $150 for both cases to France. The airline wanted to charge $300 since the bike was for two people, but we argued that their web site said $150/bike. They finally agreed to $150. Coming home from Denmark, there was no charge.
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Originally Posted by tandem rider View Post
I use 12 - 15 zip ties in each suitcase to hold the bike parts together. It is zip tied together so that it can all be lifted out as a unit. I take replacement ties for the trip home. This fall, I was charged $150 for both cases to France. The airline wanted to charge $300 since the bike was for two people, but we argued that their web site said $150/bike. They finally agreed to $150. Coming home from Denmark, there was no charge.
If I may ask, which Airline?
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I use 12 - 15 zip ties in each suitcase to hold the bike parts together. It is zip tied together so that it can all be lifted out as a unit. I take replacement ties for the trip home.
I do this also, with reusable zip ties that I found at the hardware store, which work great.

We have the Comotion soft sided hybrid cases which donít use internal strut towers. I put one wheel each in a case in a padded wheel bag, with tires still attached but uninflated. No damage so far.
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I bought a used S&S bike a few weeks ago that came with that net. While I have never used it myself, they guy I bought it from raved about how great it was for keeping everything together. This was after I already bought the bike so I assume he was being sincere.
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