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Air travel with bike - Wheel question(4 posts)

Air travel with bike - Wheel questionmoneyman
Sep 22, 2003 12:02 PM
I have the Tri All Sports travel case that holds two bikes. It only holds three wheels, however. Do I put the wheel in a wheel bag and carry it on? Where would it go in the plane? Do I check it through and carry on my clothing? Any good ideas? Thanks in advance.

Get a wheel box and check it....biknben
Sep 22, 2003 12:31 PM
I'd do some research on max. dimensions of carry-on for your flight. I'd prefer to carry it on but doubt it is an acceptable size.

If I were to check it, I wouldn't use a wheel "Bag". They don't offer much protection. A box whould be better. Maybe even add some sleaves of carboard around the perimeter to add to the boxes strength.
Only 3 wheels???usna00
Sep 22, 2003 8:09 PM
I've got the same case and my advice would be to pack better. Not trying to be a smartass, but I've managed to get a road bike and a mountain bike (both wheelsets included) inside the case. You may need to change the position of the foam blocks but I know for a fact that you can fit all 4 wheels inside.

In the case of the road bike and mountain bike, I end up with the MTB wheels on the outside of the two frames (1 on either side) and then place one road wheel in between the frames, and the other road wheel on the outside adjacent to the front MTB wheel.

I'm not saying its easy, I'm just saying it fits.

If you need a clearer explanation just shout.

Good luck!
re: Air travel with bike - Wheel questionKen
Sep 22, 2003 11:50 PM
Flying from California to Asia on NW Airlines I put my boxed up 26" rims in the overhead compartment. They can put the wheelbag in their utility cabinet. Should be no problem carrying it on. For a domestic flight I don't know.