Re: hard travel case for unicycle

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by cuzican, May 21, 2008.

  1. cuzican

    cuzican Guest

    I would recomend a torker ax for weight savings. To protect my ax for
    shiping I use two thin disks of 1/4 inch under layment plywood on each
    side of wheel. To make, cut disks slightly smaller than tire. Cut slots
    approximatly 2" wide to center of disks so they will slide over axle.
    Drill 5 or 6 holes around perimeter a little inboard of wheel and
    secure with cord. I also remove pedals and seat and put in bag. The
    floatation noodles with a hole in center used for swiming works well
    for pading seat post, cranks etc. With uni so well protected I believe
    you could use a soft bag which should be easy to find at camping,
    surplus store.


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  2. bmerry

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    > The typical way to pack a unicycle is to ask a bike shop to save a
    > cardboard box they get for wheels. Or ask them for a cardboard bike box
    > and cut it down so it fits a unicycle and is within the airlines size
    > limit for regular luggage.




    This is just what I did a month ago for a flight on Southwest Airlines.
    The wheelbox was great, except too small to fit my 29er without taking
    the frame off the hub. With removing pedals as well it took about 10
    minutes to take apart & same at the other end. _This_ airline charged
    no extra fee for the box as my second piece of luggage, but they
    required I sign a damage waiver as the box is more easily damaged or
    ripped open. It came through fine though, and I've saved the box for
    next time.


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