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    Has anyone used a Rinko bag to ship their bike on a short flight? Am looking at a trip to New Zealand next year which will involve a short round trip within the south island.
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    I’ll ask around. I have a friend here in NZ who used to pack his bike for flights in one of those old style soft bike bags.
    Where are you flying to?
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    From the Air NewZealand website
    You can probably buy a bike carton at the airport

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    ipernity: Rinko: Detachable Lower Front Fender by A W

    Along the lines of Rinko, this is a pretty cool solution to transporting a bike with fenders on a roof rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancouverdave View Post
    Has anyone used a Rinko bag to ship their bike on a short flight?
    Sounds like a decent solution if the pointy bits are padded enough. I use an Orucase, which is a slightly bigger and significantly more protected Rinko bag.
     

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    Default Re: Flying with bike in Rinko bag

    And, I just found a whole bunch of the velcro/padding stuff that is beyond what our tandem needs to pack--think that'll help too as well as (my wife's idea) each of us taking a right crank arm in our carry on luggage. That should be real entertaining to the TSA folk when they x-ray it!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancouverdave View Post
    -think that'll help too as well as (my wife's idea) each of us taking a right crank arm in our carry on luggage. That should be real entertaining to the TSA folk when they x-ray it!
    Might want to investigate that/ rethink it....I once almost got arrested trying to carry on a bent butt of 2 offshore fishing rods (about twice as long as a crank arm say “Aftco” the brand name on them and anybody going thru the airport I was at knew exactly what they were...just a hunk of solid cylindrical metal with no protrusions)...thankfully, the pilot of the plane I was going on happened to go thru the checkpoint at the same time and overheard it all and said he would carry them in the cockpit. Don’t know if that is a workaround normally, perhaps one of the pilots here can help by commenting...just saying my experience says a crank arm might be perceived as a weapon of some sort by someone in a TSA uniform. YMMV.
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    Probably looked like a pipe bomb on x-ray or scared them because it was solid and so they couldn't see inside it. I carry a travel air pump that when disassembled and put away looks like a small rifle with collapsible stock and it gets taken out and rearranged occasionally but so far no problems. X-ray probably just gets them curious. Last trip they were more interested in the Pro Bar Meals that we had laid out in the bottom of our suitcases. They were at the top of the bag when we got to our destination. Probably have the same density as C4 or something.

    But there's no predicting what will interest the robotrons at TSA. Like they when took the razor handle out of my bag but not the blades.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vancouverdave View Post
    Has anyone used a Rinko bag to ship their bike on a short flight? Am looking at a trip to New Zealand next year which will involve a short round trip within the south island.
    Inquiring mind wants to know.
    Thanks
    David Feldman
    I would think your chances of success are improved if it is the sort of flight where you can check bags at the door to the plane and then reclaim it when you exit. Otherwise the Rinko bags don't have much in the way of protection, even if you pad tubes with pipe insulation etc. I'd be more comfortable with something like a Pika Packworks bag. That's pretty minimal but still compact.
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