wow that would be great...im flying to singapore by end of june...and badly want a hard case...if someone offers to rent or borrow it its a lucky day for me...ill be only needing it for 3-4 days..as i have work here in japan...pls if someone can help me out thanks
Hi there, I travel a lot with my bike. First of all, get a hard case. There are a number of models that are soft or semi soft but you end up damaging the bike and they are not much lighter than a hard case. Check with your airline before traveling, some require you to pre register to allow you to check the bike in. Also, some airlines charge extra no matter what your baggage allowance is, typically 100 euro or usd.
I can offer to sell you a second hand case like to one in the attached picture for 25000 yen. That is about half price of new.
There have been extensive and valuable posts on how to safely pack a bike for airline travel that don't involve a hard case. You need a little bit of mechanical knowledge, and have to do the prep/packing yourself.
But, as Owen/Tcc says I'm probably several sheets to the wind, so I am a totally unreliable source of info here, and you should be listening to other people.
i know that there are some post about it..but i want to be free from stress..to think what will happen when something you dont want to happen on you lovely bike.. i just want to take good care of my bike..
yes i saw this thread..but i really want a hardcase..less work i think?..i dont need to wrap it everytime i travel.. ive tried a packing before..i also bought a bubbles to wrap around the frame & everything..and i ended up wanting a hardcase..thanks for this thread.
Thats the same box I have. To answer your questions, yes the wheels are inside, it comes with padded wheel bags. As for dimensions, they are External dimensions: 1150 (base), 850 (top) x 870 x 295mm Internal dimensions: 1080 (base) 780 (top) x 800 x 250mm Weight: 9.9kg this is the page for it on Wiggle UK http://www.wiggle.co.uk/b-w-bike-box/ With a 57cm Look frame, tools, shoes & helmet in it just, JUST scrapes under the 23kg weight limit for the airline I use.