Bloody hell, I'll just take a pogo stick abroad... maybe I'm just shiftless... tis a REALLY great thing though...
How the h*ck does it fit in a box? With the right components, your
bike should fit in an airline acceptable box. Here’s a big list of
little things I do to save space:
-Remove the bars
-Remove the fork
-Deflate the tires
-Remove the freehub body with the cassette still attached (easy if you have our Grand Cru hubs)
-Take off the crank
-Take off the sliding dropouts - this shortens the frame and keeps those bits safe
-Rotate your stem so it sits flush with your bars if you have riser or swept bars
Safety Second! Here’s a list of things to protect your bike in
-Tape up your box where it contacts the frame or the wheel axles
-Remove your rotors and put them in something flat. I use a piece of folded cardboard.
-Use clothes as padding. You’re already bringing them...right?
-Save the rear triangle dowel your frame came with! It will keep your rear from getting crushed while in transit