Ritchey Bike Suitcase?

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  1. johnbryanpeters

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    Ritchey sells a folding road bike, the Break-Away, with a suitcase to put it in. Does anyone know if the suitcase is available as a separate item and, if so, how much it costs and who carries it?

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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I'd call Richey.


    (I just looked at the QBP catolgue, but it dosn't look like they even carry those Richey bikes anymore, much less the bags for them.)
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I have some connections at Ritchey (and I live 15 minutes away). If you want, drop me a line and I will run it down for you.
     
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  5. johnbryanpeters

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    Wull, I just found out that they are available separately and that they retail for $300-.
     
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    Do they fit a standard sized bike? The ebay link is $49 buy it now, but says it doesn't fit a standard bike.

    That being said, why a soft case instead of a hard one?
     
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    A standard roadie frame won't fit in it, but a dualie will if you remove the swingarm and fold the bits together.

    The idea's to get the Heckler to Hawai'i and back on the cheap in March. Airlines charge extra for a standard hard case.

    The Ritchey suitcase is a gamble - it's 65-3/4" L + W + H; United has 62 max. Visually it doesn't look that big, it's a pretty ordinary black nylon suitcase with trailing wheels.

    Might bring the wheels and clothing in a Ritchey case and frame, fork and other bike gear in one of my plywood wonders.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I saw an article somewhere where a guy got very creative to avoid paying the bike fee for his steed. He put the wheels in a drum case, the front triangle in a large suitcase, and the fork/ rear triangle/ bar-stem- control assembly in another.
     
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