Thursday, April 10, 2008

Alternate Packing

Alex Wetmore posted this to the Yak List:

"Walter told me about this the other day on his #bikefriday IRC channel:

It lets the bike lie lower in the suitcase and makes it easier to fit everything. I also didn't need to remove the stem extender. The change is simple, rotate the crank 180 degrees from what the directions say (so the non-drive-side is facing you) and rotate the fork so that the brakes are facing the rear derailleur and wheel.

Fitting drop bars and the front wheel is a little different too. I found it easier to place the drop wheel in first, then lay the drop bars over the front wheel. The stem is in the center of the suitcase and the brake levers are facing the outside.


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