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PierreR
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by PierreR

kofsw4 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:49 pm
I also wonder if anyone knows of any third party protectors for rotors and rear derailleurs to give extra peace of mind when leaving them on the bike. Thought it would be quite easy to make something that would slide around the rotors and stop any impact from deforming them but I can't really see anything available.
Just received my delivery notice from DHL for delivery tomorrow :)

Regarding the rotor protection, I use the ones from Muc-Off: https://muc-off.com/products/disc-brake-covers-bolt

I will also likely be looking for something to protect the derailleur once I see how the bike packs in the new case. In the past, I have been taking it off but good if it can stay on safely!

cazual22
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Just received my delivery notice from DHL for delivery tomorrow :)[/quote/]

Are you located in the UK?


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Sander7721
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cazual22 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:14 am
Sander7721 wrote: Any questions please ask
I will post more pictures when I pack for travel.
Wanted to follow up to see if you had any updates on your experience with the box.

Thanks

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Hi

Yes Im in the UK
I am flying out Saturday morning.
However like any cycle trip I have pre-stripped the bike already all I have to do is get the frame in the bag see if i can fit it in with that saddle and close the case, that should take 5/10mins.
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Sander7721
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by Sander7721

PierreR wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:17 am
kofsw4 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:49 pm
I also wonder if anyone knows of any third party protectors for rotors and rear derailleurs to give extra peace of mind when leaving them on the bike. Thought it would be quite easy to make something that would slide around the rotors and stop any impact from deforming them but I can't really see anything available.
Just received my delivery notice from DHL for delivery tomorrow :)

Regarding the rotor protection, I use the ones from Muc-Off: https://muc-off.com/products/disc-brake-covers-bolt

I will also likely be looking for something to protect the derailleur once I see how the bike packs in the new case. In the past, I have been taking it off but good if it can stay on safely!
I dont see how they will stop the rotors gettimg bent myself.
I have removed the rotors and boxed the rear durealliuer. Not fussed about a minor bit of stripping down and rebuilding.
More concerned the bike gets there in one piece as a whole. Chain off as well and freshly waxed :D
SL8 Maganta 54CM 6kgs
Winspace SLC 2.0

PierreR
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by PierreR

cazual22 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:03 pm
Just received my delivery notice from DHL for delivery tomorrow :)[/quote/]

Are you located in the UK?


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Yes, I am in the UK...

Sander7721
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by Sander7721

kofsw4 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:44 pm
Sander7721 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:13 pm
Any questions please ask
I will post more pictures when I pack for travel.
This looks great, thanks for taking the time post all the photos. Could you post the weight when you've been through the airport, interested to see how much lighter the final version is than the prototype. I actually think that packing as much kit in with the bike as possible will also help prevent it from moving around as well as the straps and there seems like a lot of space around the frame for that.

I'm surprised your seatpost didn't fit. Mine was really close to fitting at 76cm from BB. I'm also pleased to see that there seems like a lot more space between the crush poles for bigger tyres. It was fairly tight getting one road wheel into that space, no way I could have fit two like you've managed.
Hey kofsw4

Currently sat At London Luton Airport Mallorca bound for two weeks :-D.
Box all packed.
Managed to leave the saddle and post in, it just fits so will be suprised anyone with a larger frame would be able to leave it in.
One wheel bag underneath the frame and one on top as Josh from Shokbox said.
Added the derailleur in the box some additional padding as I'm paranoid a hoody and some shoes.
Box weighed in at the airport at 27.9kgs
My bike is well packed with no pedals no rotors no chain so should be 6kgs ish plus box 13.5kgs so thought it would be lighter to be honest so will weigh case when I return.
Packed nice and easy but like the bike box Alan Pro it is a bit cumbersome.
Obviously with some practice runs the box I found is very easy to pack, lets see if it gets to the other end in one piece! lol.
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kofsw4
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by kofsw4

Got to say that's pretty disappointing on the weight!

Mine was due Friday but never showed up, hopefully tomorrow...

Sander7721
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by Sander7721

kofsw4 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:30 pm
Got to say that's pretty disappointing on the weight!

Mine was due Friday but never showed up, hopefully tomorrow...
Did you get your box?

Literally at Mallorca Airport and had the box weighed and it was 21kgs and that's with a few extra bits in the box!
Must be something up with the Luton Airport Scales
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Winspace SLC 2.0

kofsw4
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by kofsw4

Wow, I wonder how many people have been charged for excess baggage because of those scales! 21kg is much more like it.

Got my box and it looks like a big improvement on the prototype I had. Taking my gravel bike on a trip in a few weeks so will get a chance to test it out properly

Sander7721
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by Sander7721

kofsw4 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 11:55 am
Wow, I wonder how many people have been charged for excess baggage because of those scales! 21kg is much more like it.

Got my box and it looks like a big improvement on the prototype I had. Taking my gravel bike on a trip in a few weeks so will get a chance to test it out properly
Exactly!
However I have had an issue with my box that one of the latches was popping open, but all good as its getting replaced.
Box is great so easy to pack once you get the jist!
SL8 Maganta 54CM 6kgs
Winspace SLC 2.0

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