[CR]CR thread: shipping dimensions and a Bike Friday question

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From: "Paul Woloshansky" <bikwalla@telus.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 23:18:01 -0600
cc: touring@phred.org
Subject: [CR]CR thread: shipping dimensions and a Bike Friday question

I've traveled with Singapore Airlines many times (I realize the original thread was for packaged bicycles being shipped, not for accompanied luggage; bear with me please), and the magic dimension was length-plus-height-plus-width must equal or be less than 94 inches/238 centimetres, and must not exceed 70 lbs./32 kilograms in weight.

I'm wondering if anyone has come across any new regs that specify smaller sizes? Certainly makes folders that much more attractive, if such dimensions are shrinking.

I saw one of Bike Friday's suitcase trailers last week, and I'm wondering how durable those plastic wheels are - can anyone comment? I realize this is the wrong list for such a query; forgive me this one time, as the opportunity seemed ripe.

Paul Woloshansky
Calgary, Alberta