Jan 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm #1311707
Edward BartonBPL Member
I'm putting together a combination bike tour/backpacking trip, where I'll be flying a few different legs. I want to avoid the bike fees by breaking my bike down small enough so that it'll fit in a bag and pass for standard luggage.
My question is, is anyone aware of a large capacity, no-frills bag that would fit a disassembled mountain bike, be durable enough for multiple trips, but light enough for carrying on a bike tour?
I've travelled by bike/plane before and just finding bike boxes and getting them to the airport can be quite a hassle and expense, on top of the fees, so I'm thinking this may make sense.Jan 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm #2060013
Karen KennedyBPL Member
@karenkLocale: NE NSW - Australian subtropics
1.2 kg, folds to A4 sized package – small enough to post to your departure point if that's feasible. Haven't used this yet, but certainly considering it for trips where this is a possibility.Jan 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm #2060081
John S.BPL Member
Soft-side or hard-side?
Soft Carrying Case
Montague's soft-sided bicycle carrying case, made of 420 Denier nylon, provides great protection at an affordable price. The carrying case features an inner pocket for the front wheel, a direct mount shoulder strap, two side handles, double-layered nylon bottom and the heaviest YKK zipper available. Dimensions: 36"x28"x12". $99.95Jan 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm #2060122
@drusillaLocale: Wild Wild West
There is a lady from Germany , trail name is "German Tourist" who hikes and has biked all over the world. If you can locate her online she might have good options.Jan 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm #2061314
Edward BartonBPL Member
Thanks for your help all. The ground effect bags look really promising. I think the montague bags only fit their folding bikes. I emailed Christine and will report back if she answers. Thanks!Jan 8, 2014 at 9:38 am #2061549
Benjamin KelleyBPL Member
I wonder if the ground effects bag will fit a Surly Disc Trucker frame. I've been looking for a light bag for a while.Jan 8, 2014 at 10:13 am #2061559
Greg MihalikBPL Member
"I want to avoid the bike fees by breaking my bike down small enough so that it'll fit in a bag and pass for standard luggage."
Is that even possible with a standard bike frame?
"Standard Luggage" cannot exceed 62" combined inches (length + width + height).
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