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How hard is it to pack the Performance Team Bike case or similar case?

Old 07-06-10, 08:33 PM
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How hard is it to pack the Performance Team Bike case or similar case?

I am thinking of biting the bullet and getting a travel case. I am waiting on hearing on a response from a Craiglist Pro case but the post is a few weeks old and I don't hold much hope. This would be the 2nd case I lost. I wish I would remember to look more regular.

Anyway another trip is coming up soon and if I don't get this case from craigslist, I might just buy new.

Does anyone have the Team case from Performance? Seems like a pretty good price and I should be able to save on shipping as they just opened a store in my area.
  1. How hard are these cases to pack?
  2. Do I need to disconnect all of the cables or just the front brake from the handlebars?
  3. Do I need to remove my STI shifters from the handlebars or can they stay in place? From the picture looks like they can stay in place.
  4. Is there room form my helmet?
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Old 07-06-10, 08:40 PM
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I have that case, I really like it, bike is very secure. The case is not hard to pack, you just need to follow the recommended instructions that come with the case. Practice makes perfect, the more you do it the easier it is. No need to disconnect any cables, I leave the brakes on the bars. Your helmet may fit, my Giro does, as well as my shoes, rain jacket, and lots of dirty stuff on the trip home ( go ahead and open it TSA..hee hee)
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Old 07-06-10, 09:17 PM
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I had that case and the exterior strap broke after 3 flights, I returned it. Also, you can only pull it in a straight line, if you try to turn a corner with it, it tries to tip over. I really didn't like it, and was kind of glad it broke in a way to give me a valid reason to return it. Next time I'll buy something like the Thule case that you roll along a wider wheel base, or that has casters instead of wheels.

Performance Bike does pretty well with their store policies, but I won't buy any more of their products.

By the way, your link doesn't work.
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Well I scored the case on Craiglist for $75. Well it is not in my hands yet but just got off the phone with the seller and he sounds pretty cool and I am confident it is mine. I pick it up on Saturday.

It looks to be the older Team case, The square one.

The seller tells me all he had to do was take the pedals off and turn the handlebar.
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