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Old 12-19-18, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
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Some people insist that soft cases get treated better by baggage handlers. Either way, the anti-crush posts that S&S sells seem like a good idea.
I do not know if my S&S backpack case is treated better than a hard case or not, but that is what I use for my S&S bike and for my foldup bike.

I made a center support of two 1 inch diameter dowels that are screwed (with wood screws) to some thin (perhaps 1/8 inch thick) plywood rectangles to provide support in the middle. You can see my center support in the photo where it protects my foldup bike from getting crushed in the middle.



It fits a bit tighter than you would expect for a folding bike in that case because the wheels are 24 inch, not 16 or 20 inch.
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