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
On the subject of the rear mech, I use one of those rear mech protection bar things they used to use on mountain bikes. During packing, I undo the quick release, stick it on, and retighten. When I unpack, I usually remove it, but sometimes I leave it on.