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Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout
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this thread is here to service a direct mail that will go out to all our newsletter subscribers. monty and i bought all remaining, upwards of 100, of a special makeup for performance stores (as they went into liquidation). we bought them via a business - New Dog - that's sort of morphed into a liquidation outlet (it's what we used to buy Tri Sports out of liquidation, as well as a few other closeouts). so there you go, we'll sell these for $295 + shipping + sales tax for in-Calif shipments. more pics a couple of posts down. if you're interested you'll PM monty, or email montyman007@hotmail.com











Dan Empfield
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Last edited by: Slowman: Apr 30, 20 13:18
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pics?
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [iamuwere] [ In reply to ]
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iamuwere wrote:
pics?


images in the first post, and here are a couple more. the come fully assembled, wheels on, lockable, easy for TSA to open and close, and pretty much spot on exactly the inside dimensions of this case, which i reviewed. the case is also light enough so that with a bike inside it's under the 50lb required for american and delta airlines coach class same-as-checked-baggage pricing.





Dan Empfield
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Last edited by: Slowman: Apr 30, 20 13:22
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Do you know roughly the weight of the empty bag? I know you say light enough to go under 50 with a bike but I think it might be perfect for that plus other potential uses and would like to know a more exact weight. Thanks!

Update: duh! The pic says 12 kg net weight.
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Hi Dan!

If I was to fit a 58cm NP3 into this bag - would the aerobars have to come off? Is there space for 2 wheels? Thanks!

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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [alex_korr] [ In reply to ]
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alex_korr wrote:
Hi Dan!

If I was to fit a 58cm NP3 into this bag - would the aerobars have to come off? Is there space for 2 wheels? Thanks!

what i show in the article to which i linked is a box made by the same company, same size inside, and i've got a size L cervelo P Series. i used that case for my gravel bike, about a size 58cm. you will not have room for 2 SETS of wheels, but you will have room for 2 wheels. you will not be able to travel with a tri bike using this case if you try to keep the handlebars attached to the bike. but other than a particular scicon soft case i don't what case does all that. you can do okay with a tri all 3 large case. not much disassembly required. but then you'll have trouble flying with that case if you want it to be charged as regular luggage.

Dan Empfield
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Got it. So for something like a 58cm NP3, what would have to come off to fit into this case?

1. aerobars
2. seat post?
3. wheels obviously
4. pedals
5. rear derailleur?
6. fork?

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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [alex_korr] [ In reply to ]
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alex_korr wrote:
Got it. So for something like a 58cm NP3, what would have to come off to fit into this case?

1. aerobars
2. seat post?
3. wheels obviously
4. pedals
5. rear derailleur?
6. fork?

i suspect the fork stays on. you could leave the RD attached, fitwise, but i never do, because that's a specific point of stress. yes, everything else comes off. and QR skewers come out if the wheels are of that style.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Dan,

Using your magic estimating eye, you think this will fit in a small/midsize Euro car, say a VW Golf?

Thanks,

jan

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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Richard Blaine] [ In reply to ]
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Richard Blaine wrote:
Dan,

Using your magic estimating eye, you think this will fit in a small/midsize Euro car, say a VW Golf?

Thanks,

jan

2 of them very easily fit inside a fairly small fiat hatchback/wagon i rented in italy.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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It's 2kg lighter than the Trico Ironcase I've been using for 25 years. The dimensions are similar, except it appears to be trapezoidal, which kinda implies less interior room. An extra 2kg is a huge benefit if there's room, say, for a seatbag, wetsuit and helmet. It makes it a lot easier to stay within Air NZ's (and several other Star Alliance carriers') economy allowance of one checked bag at 23kg (which can be a bike box) and one 7kg carryon.

Is it as bombproof as the Ironcase?
Last edited by: steveblum: Apr 30, 20 15:54
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steveblum wrote:
It's 2kg lighter than the Trico Ironcase I've been using for 25 years. The dimensions are similar, except it appears to be trapezoidal, which kinda implies less interior room. An extra 2kg is a huge benefit if there's room, say, for a seatbag, wetsuit and helmet. It makes it a lot easier to stay within Air NZ's (and several other Star Alliance carriers') economy allowance of one checked bag at 23kg (which can be a bike box) and one 7kg carryon.

Is it as bombproof as the Ironcase?

yes. i have a LOT of history with the ironcase, which is still being sold, and is the product of my bestest oldest ironfriend, george yates. you can still make it under 50lb with the ironcase, but, probably not with your shoes, floor pump, performance enhancing drugs, seat tube motor, zebra radar detector.

i would say this has similar room. perhaps slightly more. trapezoidal makes it a little easier on the wheelbase dimension.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Still got some cases left folks, and looks like they are getting to most places in 2 to 4 days..
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [monty] [ In reply to ]
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I used my case today! Easy to pack, easy to wheel (even with a duffel laid on top) and, importantly, my bike arrived unscathed. Thanks guys!
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [east31] [ In reply to ]
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Good deal! There you go guys, first 5 star review...
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [monty] [ In reply to ]
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are these cases still available?
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [march] [ In reply to ]
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YEs they are, sent out two last week. Unfortunately at the exact time we bought them Covid struck, airlines stopped flying, and just about every big race one would fly to was cancelled. So we have a good amount left, and shipping is going very fast on these, usually 3 or 4 days door to door..
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I bought one of these cases a month ago. $370 shipped to me in Iowa. Used it on bike trip to the East Coast last week. Flew United, no extra baggage fees either direction. Was able to keep it right at 50lbs and they did not question the fact that it was oversized.

A bit of a tight fit for my 56cm Soma DoubleCross, but everything fit and survived the trip just fine.

Thanks for all of the assistance Monty. Very satisfied customer here.
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [monty] [ In reply to ]
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Do you ship to Canada?
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [AndyCaleb] [ In reply to ]
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Sorry Andy, but Canada is just too expensive and it just isn't worth it in the end. Most our Canadian customers are using US addresses where they can pick up, or have friends bring them. Dan just put out another email for these, and 5 are going to border states for you folks up north..
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Would you recommend this box over the Bike Box II that you reviewed in the link?

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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [Doctor_J] [ In reply to ]
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Doctor_J wrote:
Would you recommend this box over the Bike Box II that you reviewed in the link?

i like them both. but here are a few comparison snippets. they are almost exactly the same size inside. this case that we're selling is easier for TSA. the bike box II is great, but if you are repacking it, on the clock, under time stress, and you've never seen it before and you don't know how it goes together, this is the TSA concern. but they're both made by the same manufacturer, they're both great cases. there are certain cases by this maker that i don't like very much, but each of these 2 cases are great.

Dan Empfield
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [monty] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Monty. Any cases left? I'd like to purchase 2 from you. Thanks.
Jim
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [1triguy] [ In reply to ]
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Sure do Jim, and I think you sent me an email that I have answered several times, but it keeps getting kicked back as undeliverable. Just send me a PM here with your email and we can sort this out.
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Re: Hard Shell Bike Travel Case Closout [monty] [ In reply to ]
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Monty,

I tried sending you an email and a PM regarding a box

Thanks,
J

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