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Travel bag for my 4k carbon princess

lancejambolancejambo Posts: 147
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
hello all
im looking for a new travel bag as will be doing a lot of flights in the next 2 yrs and will obviously have the bike every where i go. At the moment i have a Tifosi bike bag which is just soft padded and was good enough for my old aluminium bike, But now i think i should invest in a bit more protection due to the price of my bike now

what would you recommend and whats your experience with your bags :o


  • Mr DogMr Dog Posts: 643
    A tank. No seriously I 've just bought a case from Edinburgh Bikes for 8) £99 in the sale.. but gets mixed reviews. I've never had balls to take my bike on a plane. So along with the box I bought my Mrs a road bike, kind man I know. With a longer stem it just about fits me.. so my pride and joy we never be at the mercy of baggage handlers. You are a brave man if you take the plunge.. with £4000 to protect spend big. Happy fretting for the duration of the flight.
    Why tidy the house when you can clean your bike?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I'd have a look at or Thule...
  • tim000tim000 Posts: 718
    sorry , just noticed it` pick up from putney only , so if your not in the area not much good. try googleing cycle box hire .
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    weird that I started an exact same thread, on this exact same board, asking the same....


    not more than a few posts away.

    Do some people not read?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Come to think of it, I think there was another similar thread started recently on the same vein by a user called Scrumple. Try looking there as well.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    There is that new case with inflatable sides, can't remember the name. BikeBoxAlan/SciCon are the hard case (the former is cheaper). FWIW my partner has a Serotta that prob.tops out at £3500 + special paint finish and she has always used a Planet X bag (lots of bubble-wrap/foam/cardboard liner
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    I'm confused, I was only here to find out who won the golf....

    what day is it?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    If we're willy waving about bike cost then I took my 5 grand bike to France and packed it in a cardboard frame box my LBS gave me for free and then this in a Tifosi Bike Bag, again from my LBS. Much cheaper and worked fine.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    My bke cost £5001, and I took mine to Butlins in an onion sack.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    More seriously, I think a hire of the bikeboxalan jobbie looks like fave - peace of mind.
  • Scrumple wrote:
    More seriously, I think a hire of the bikeboxalan jobbie looks like fave - peace of mind.

    You have mail.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    not another late valentine!
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Lance - were you and Scrumple separated at birth? - spooky,!!!! what are you both having for tea? no conferring as you dont need to ...... :?
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    I'm having his missus.

    He's havin a mare!
  • lol i aint waving my willy around lol. i think we were seperated at birth and someone is upstairs with the wife i think hahaha. i got the bike with my afghan money as in the army and now posted to cyprus for 2 yrs will look at the hire but maybe looking for a buy but thank you very much to you all for your posts so far even the joke/banter ones good crack
  • think i will go with the bikeboxalan alot of cash but worth it in the long run cool beans thanks all
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    lancejambo wrote:
    think i will go with the bikeboxalan alot of cash but worth it in the long run cool beans thanks all

    You won't be disappointed...
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    I've flown loads of times with my Pinarello Prince in a cheap £80 bike bag with no issues. The key is to pack it well, plenty of bubble wrap and make sure everything in the bag is secure. Most importantly, deconstruct a stout cardboard box and use it to double line the bag.
    I recently switched to the sci-con bag as my new bike has an integrated seatpost and this bag was the only one that would take it without removing the saddle. They're used by the Cervelo team who've flown a few times I would think :D
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