Travel Bag Recs Gavilan or Orucase

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UKBROOKLYN
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by UKBROOKLYN

Has anyone used either of these bags which might be best.
Gavilan http://www.gavilanbff.com
Orucase https://orucase.com

Before you say it I would love to own an SS coupled or breakaway frame. I dont.
Hard cases are gigantic and will not fit within British Airways free baggage guidelines and frankly are not easy/legal to get on and off underground trains.

So these two bags look to be the most compact options for a non coupled frame.
Are there any alternatives ?? The Gavilan measures 32 x 28 x 8 so my 53 frame will fit with fork removed. I have been looking at oversize luggage but have found nothing else and no hard case small enough.
Anyone have experience with either of these. ??
Anyone used one of these.. https://trashmessengerbags.com/#/product/13

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AJS914
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by AJS914

That is a pretty funny response. Is Andrew a bot? Does he know the OP wants to pack a bike?

markdjr
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by markdjr

UKBROOKLYN wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Has anyone used either of these bags which might be best.
Gavilan http://www.gavilanbff.com
Orucase https://orucase.com

Before you say it I would love to own an SS coupled or breakaway frame. I dont.
Hard cases are gigantic and will not fit within British Airways free baggage guidelines and frankly are not easy/legal to get on and off underground trains.

So these two bags look to be the most compact options for a non coupled frame.
Are there any alternatives ?? The Gavilan measures 32 x 28 x 8 so my 53 frame will fit with fork removed. I have been looking at oversize luggage but have found nothing else and no hard case small enough.
Anyone have experience with either of these. ??
Anyone used one of these.. https://trashmessengerbags.com/#/product/13

I dont know anything about the S&S backpack linked below, but ticycles is legit so I imagine this is a solid solution if the size is right.

https://www.ticycles.com/store-all/?cat ... +ACCESSORY

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fa63
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by fa63

I use the Orucase with a 57 cm frame. Works very well. Two overseas trips so far with no damage, and no bike fees.

nathanong87
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by nathanong87

i have a gavilan bff xs, and it's taken 7 trips no fees, for me and friends. So far no bike damage cept when i personally didn't follow the instructions for packing my handle bars, on a trip to france. I'd recommend it!

dmp
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by dmp

5 round trips with the Orucase so far (3 overseas with a transfer). No damage, no charges, usually no questions at check-in (the time I was questioned I told them it was an exercise ergometer, which with a power meter it is). My last couple of trips it’s even come out on the regular luggage carousel- not in the oversized luggage. It does take a bit of effort to pack but I’m also stuffing my helmet, shoes, a few tools in there, along with water bottles in the cages. I ride a 50cm Pinarello, which is the size as most other manufacturer’s 52. It fits in the trunk or back seat of a compact car easily, a big plus in Europe.

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