[Yak] Where to go in central Italy?
paul.webb.1 at optusnet.com.au
Mon Aug 30 17:43:00 CDT 2010
They would be these, I think:
They do look effective - better than either the foam pipe
insulation or the Bike Fridays felt bags.
It's not immediately clear whether Sands Machine sell these
covers retail, but a call to them should find that out. (Their
couplings are sold to frame builders only - not that anyone else
can do much with them !)
On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:44:11 -0400, you wrote:
>Excuse my ignorance but I'm interested in getting the S&S ripstop material to use in packing my folding bike which TSA damaged the first time I traveled.
>What is S&S and where can I get this? Thanks.
>The protective pieces that come with the Samsonite suitcase from Bike Friday are ok but they come off in transit.
>From: yak-bounces at bikefriday.com [mailto:yak-bounces at bikefriday.com] On Behalf Of David Lipsky
>Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 4:41 PM
>Subject: [Yak] Where to go in central Italy?
>My wife and I will soon be in Bologna, Perugia and then Siena. Does anyone have specific suggestions of things to see and do by bike while there?
>We'll be in apartments for five or six days in each place so we are planning to do day trips of 30 to 60 miles. We can use a car to get a little farther away and we have a bike mounted Garmin eTrex GPS with regional maps.
>My new PRP survived flights and rental car trips from Berkeley to San Diego (Southwest) to Charlottesville to Venice (United) to Borso del Grappa (the Italian Cycling Center) with only a minor bend to the large chain ring which doesn't seem to have affected the shifting much at all.
>I used S&S frame protection material for the smaller frame tubes, seat mast, stem and bars. These are 7" or 9" wide rolls of padded ripstop nylon with Velcro along the edge. You cut to length, wrap around the frame member and it sticks to itself and protects well.
>I ended up with a Samsonite Flite 31" because it was available at a Berkeley luggage shop. (I would have preferred the 30" Flite.) Lots of room and no excess airline charges, so far. It is a bit difficult when you get on an Intercity high-speed train and have to carry/drag it to the other other end of the car because that is where your seat is -- The wheels are of no use when the aisle is only 20 inches wide!
>I found the TSA "We searched your luggage" calling card, but nothing was disturbed that I could detect.
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