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Hard shell travel cases(7 posts)

Hard shell travel casesWiaruz
Jan 10, 2004 8:27 AM
What are the views on hard shell bike cases for air travel?
Which are the best to buy?
re: Hard shell travel caseslyleseven
Jan 10, 2004 9:36 AM
I got mine on sale from Performance for $199, weighs 29 lbs and is accepted as airline luggage at no extra charge unless it weighs more than 60 lbs when loaded. I really like mine and have used it three times already. No more problems with damage such as in cardboard bike boxes.
No airline charge??astrobiker
Jan 10, 2004 3:21 PM
I haven't heard of any way to beat the extra airline charges - that's really good. Is the Performance case the standard bike case size, or is it just lighter? Which airlines and how many times have you flown it for free? The two times I have flown a bike box, they didn't measure or weigh it - just hit me with the charge!
re: Hard shell travel casesSquint
Jan 10, 2004 9:54 AM
The Trico is probably the flimsiest "hard" case other than the cardboard/plastic thing Co Cyclist sells. The Supergo case looks like the Performance case which I think has much thicker material than the Trico. I think the best case is the Tri-All, which also appears to have thick and rigid walls, but it's quite expensive.
re: Hard shell travel casesspockie
Jan 10, 2004 4:00 PM
I have used a serfas hard shell, and traveled to Korea, Maui, Texas, Arizona and Japan. Never even a scratch on the frame.
used trico case in oct &dec and I thinkjiggs
Jan 10, 2004 7:13 PM
it is a real solid case. Packed my road bike to Cancun, and got lucky because Skyservice, Toronto to Cancun did not charge me, nor did they count it as part of my weight allowance. Also packed my FSR S-works in same case Toronto-Vancouver a couple years ago. Unless the plane goes down your bike would be fine.
used trico case in oct &dec and I thinkjoe friday
Jan 11, 2004 5:11 PM
yes, if it gets damaged in the trico, you won't be
around to worry about it.