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tips for traveling with bike(3 posts)

tips for traveling with bikeSuddha
Nov 25, 2003 8:30 AM
Hello,

I am taking a trip to Sri Lanka in late December and I am taking along my converted hybrid/urban bike (put a triple ring and some cyclocross tires with Slime tubes) for some touring in the hill country. I bought a Trico Iron Case, which arrived yesterday. I have never traveled with my bike before so I don't know what to expect, as far as problems, what tools to take along, etc. I'll be cycling in some fairly remote and rugged places so I am planning to err on the safe side and bring plenty of tools and tubes.

Any tips from people who have brought bikes to developing world countries?

Cheers.
re: tips for traveling with bikelyleseven
Nov 25, 2003 6:34 PM
The tools are obvious, but you might consider taking a folding extra tire in addition to a couple of tubes. Lot depends on how long you will be cycling. Take a good pump (frame type), maybe a compass and lights if you will be cycling in early morning or evenings. I would also recommend taking an extra chain. Seldom need one, but one year in Ireland I required a new one and had no back up. Good cycling!
re: tips for traveling with bikeGeoCyclist
Nov 25, 2003 9:11 PM
Don't pack too much stuff in your bike case; as airport security will certainly open the case. If you have difficulty packing your bike into the case, airport security won't stand a chance of getting everything back into the case. I had some of my cycling stuff damaged by airport security last summer.

Best of luck on your trip!