Packing a bike for air travel
In order for your bike to arrive in good condition, it must be properly packaged. Everything about everything will take an hour and a half - two for a beginner.
The action plan is:
- pedals are unscrewed
- wheels are removed
- plugs are placed on the brakes (if hydraulics). If this is not done, then the led on arrival will receive without brakes
- pressure is released in the chambers
- remove the brake discs from the wheels
- seatpost goes as deep into the frame as possible
- the chain is removed (make sure you have a lock on the chain, it is much easier to remove it with it and you can do it without squeezing the chain)
- the rooster with the rear derailleur is removed (the switch does not need to be unscrewed from the rooster) and attached to the rear feathers of the frame, so that the frame protects the sides.
- plugs are placed on the fork and dropouts (where the wheel axle was located) (they are in any bike shop, they cost a penny)
- the shifters are wrapped with protective packaging (film with pimples with air)
- the steering wheel is removed (do not touch the stem) and attached to the upper tube of the frame
- wheels are placed on the sides of the frame and are attached to it with plastic puffs.
- the bike is wrapped on the outside with a carimat, then with a bicycle cover - wrapped with cling film and tape
All bolts are folded into a tight bag and tied to the frame. It is very convenient to use the trunk for these purposes, you do not need to remove it and attach brake discs, a bicycle leg (if any), a package with bolts to its inner sides.