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Old 06-14-19, 05:49 PM
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Pedals and other bike parts in your carry on bag?

I want to fly with a couple of bike parts in my carry on bag. Pedals and a cassette could be a no fly?

I have an 8 speed cassette and some old Sram Hussefelt pedals that I need in Seattle. Bike is waiting for me in Seattle. Do they fly?


Pedals,
cassette,
lock of some kind,
I have many of these things, if they fly I do not have to buy another one in Seattle.
Anyone done this and know what TSA says?
I bought an older Hardrock at the charity shop in Seattle, $29. Anyone know what year a purple 21 speed Hardrock was made? I have a box full of older friction shifters pedals and so on,

I hike in the summer, I ride an older bike to the trail head, I have to many old parts, why not fix it up a little
Last summers $29 bike was up to around $100 by the time I thought it was ready. I sold it in Guatemala for $20 on my way to the airport. After some hiking and a trip down the PCBR.

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Old 06-14-19, 07:02 PM
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TSA questioned me about the U-lock once or twice which I suppose isn't too unreasonable (I once used a u-lock to scare off a couple trouble makers in downtown DC). Pedals/cassette etc, not sure why that would be a problem.
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I don't think anyone can tell you for sure. You are really at the whim of the TSA agent for the day. Why take a chance? Just ship it out ahead. Or pay the price and checkit.


Why didn't it go with the bike?

A cassette? You are going to change out a cassette before you start your tour??
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Why didn't it go with the bike?

A cassette? You are going to change out a cassette before you start your tour??
Any reason not to change the cassette either now or later?
Pedals need changing for sure. I have a lot of old bike parts, why not use them. I
I bought the 93? Hard Rock at the Goodwill store in Seattle, $29, very little rust on the frame. Cables and chain are rusted. Like the faded purple paint job.

I somethines take an old bike, fix it up, and take it on tour in a third world country. Ride out of the airport on a bike the luggage monkey can toss around if he needs to. I left 2 of them in Guatemala so far, where public transit is your old school bus painted up nice.
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U lock,
Cassette,
Pedals,
the 3 things I layed out to go to the airport.
Do they FLY?

Oh, and some top of the line friction shifters, but TSA likes friction shifters.
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Originally Posted by chrisx View Post
Any reason not to change the cassette either now or later?
Pedals need changing for sure. I have a lot of old bike parts, why not use them. I
I bought the 93? Hard Rock at the Goodwill store in Seattle, $29, very little rust on the frame. Cables and chain are rusted. Like the faded purple paint job.

I somethines take an old bike, fix it up, and take it on tour in a third world country. Ride out of the airport on a bike the luggage monkey can toss around if he needs to. I left 2 of them in Guatemala so far, where public transit is your old school bus painted up nice.

I don't get why you did not fix the bike up before you sent it out.

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before you sent ti out.

Ti? what is ti?
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Originally Posted by chrisx View Post
before you sent ti out.

Ti? what is ti?
Typo.
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