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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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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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.

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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!

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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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by dmp

I just got an email from Orucase- 20% off using the code holiday20, through Dec 25.

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by itsacarr

Just another positive experience(s) and upvote for Oru case.

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Not sure if anybody's looking for further input, but I made my own case similar to Trash Bags Space Junk. I got 4' x 8' corrugated plastic sheet from hardware store for C$30, cut and fold the plastic making a large flip top box. I then took the box to an upholsterer and asked him to make a cordura bag with straps etc. to cover the box. Bag came in at C$200. So ended up with a very handy 64-65" H+L+W for C$230 and maybe 3 hours of my time. It small enough to not gather much attention at the airport. I put my 56cm Cervelo R3 in there with fork, rear derailleur and cranks removed.
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mmendoza87
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by mmendoza87

Founder of Post Carry Co. here. It's another suggestion, the Transfer Case. I designed it for easily getting around airports and transit stations, and it's pretty compact (fits in car trunks if that's what you take.) It can sneak through airline check-ins without a fee, depending on the counter agent. With international flights, they tend to be more lenient on letting bikes through without a fee. Here it is with my BMC Roadmachine packed in it and you can find more information about it at www.postcarry.co

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by thorerik

I really like your travel bag, but i am afraid that high profile carbon rims may be damaged if the bag gets a smaller and heavy bag on top? Also i live in Norway and it therefore gets pretty expensive with shipping and taxes.

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mmendoza87 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am

https://i.imgur.com/ZjZbDN3.jpg
owner of a gavilan here, but i do like the look of your case and the padding that you've included. In addition to that, the wheels are a must imho. Good looking bag!

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