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Place your dirty bike in this bag before loading into your car/van and save yourself the trouble of cleaning up the mess after the bike has been taken out when you arrive home.
 
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got me on the plane
Posted14 January 2013
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sw1962
fromNorthumberland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Cheap as possible
"Have used to transport bike at Newcastle and Heathrow airports, then cut up and used as a ground sheet for my tent when touring back to England (a tad heavy for ground sheet), tip keep the CTC logo paper and stick to sheet, Had dubious checkin staff at Newcastle pointed at sticker and said it was an official CTC bag, not sure if it helped but they did not look so dubious anymore."
Pros: Great Value, Versatile, can use as ground sheet
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Hyperglide (HG) series 6, 7, or 8-speed compatible chain, recommended for Altus and older Alivio / STX drivetrains. Comes with quick and easy to use connecting link.
 
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quick link very poor design
Posted11 January 2013
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sw1962
fromNorthumberland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Cheap as possible
"Bought while touring, No instructions in box on how to install link, could not work out how to do it so ended up removing a link and using an existing pin (I think shimano tell you not to do this), you can find instructions online at shimano tech docs, but it looks very awkward (you may need strong fingers). If you want a quick link type chain I have used sram and kmc which are much easier."
Cons: quick link hard to fit
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Place your dirty bike in this bag before loading into your car/van and save yourself the trouble of cleaning up the mess after the bike has been taken out when you arrive home.
 

airport approved

does anyone know are airlines happy to take bikes inside one of these and if so do they still insist on wheel off and handlebars turned.
can you just get away with wheeling it inside and wheeling it out of the bag the other end at luggage reclaim as it stands. its such a phaff having to do all the mechanical stuff to the bike to ship it to point of tour start? this looks like the answer to my problems if the airline are happy with it
Travelled Newcastle/Geneva (Easyjet) Heathrow/Tolouse(BA), May be useful to take some sticky tape as at Newcastle needed to repack as would not fit through scanner and had to remove front wheel and tape to frame. I take handlebars of headset (cables still attached) and tape to side of frame. With wheel and handlebars off it makes package a bit more square (more suitcase like?) so staff can probably get their heads around it a bit better ?
1 year, 8 months ago
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sw1962
Northumberland, UK
 
 RD-M410 Alivio Rear Derailleur
RD-M410 Alivio Rear Derailleur
Great value Alivio rear derailleur offering crisp performance on and off-road for 7 or 8-Speed drivetrains.
 

Will this derailleur suit my road bike? It is an 8 speed with shimano chain and cassete.

Replaced my speed shimano 2300 RD on my Specialized Tricross with one of these so I could do a bit of touring and works fine with Shimano 2300 Sti shifters and 2300 triple front derailluer.
Although not sure you could classify Tricross as road bike.
1 year, 8 months ago
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sw1962
Northumberland, UK