will you be putting some padding around the bike ? towels maybe ?
I'd like to, but I have to be really careful to keep the weight down. The suitcase itself has a lot of structure so I hope that will be adequate... Altogether with the bike, seat post and basket it's just under the limit of 23 kilos.
What suitcase did you use ALicia? I've been looking for a suitcase to transport my brompton
I think it's this one: http://atlanticluggage.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_77&product_id=56It barely fit, the sides bow out a little bit. I inherited the suitcase so I'm not sure if it's the exact same model but it looks close.
Oh- and I have the removable seat post. That helped it fit in... if the seat was still attached I doubt it would fit.
Thanks Alicia, that was quick. I've been having trouble finding a suitable suitcase because of the awkward boxy dimensions of the Brompton, and I just don't like the B&W case - it seems massive, and is very heavy to boot. You say the suitcase was bowed a little on the sides, but it didn't suffer damage. Were you able to put some extra padding in? Thanks again. Velofeet
No problem! :) I posted this to flickr awhile ago.No damage to the bicycle and no extra padding! The only thing was that the little rubber strips on the easy wheels (tires) were dislodged, but I was able to push them back on easily.
That's good to know, many thanks. Did you say you also used the telescopic seat post?