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How to avoid paying to fly with your bike!



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hey everybody i'm jeff lenosky and

that's the Phoenix Airport and I'm gonna

show you how to never pay to fly your

mountain bike again assuming that your

mountain bike is a 26-inch Dirt Jump or

trials bike

alright so honestly this is a pretty

unique situation but I travel a lot last

year I traveled 80,000 miles that's

about one and a half trips a month $300

roundtrip I saved about 5,400 dollars

using this technique so if you can get

any kind of tips from this you could

probably save yourself a bunch of money

alright so what you're going to need to

do is go to the store and find the

biggest hockey goalie bag you can find

and put your bike inside it so I took my

mountain bike to the store ahead of time

just to make sure that the frame would

fit in the bag one of the best uses for

removable grips is that it makes it very

very easy to travel with your bike so

the first thing I do is take both grips

off the handlebars so the next step is

going to be to take off the brake levers

I'd actually like to do this in real

time to show you how quickly this

actually goes when you do this as often

as I do now that I have the grips and

the brakes off the handlebars it's time

to take off the front wheel I travel

with a pad that I use for packing

material but it makes it a good place to

put down the bike next thing I do is

take off the back wheel I like to take

the back axle and put it back in the

frame and hang the chain on it keeps

everything in place next thing to come

off is gonna be my pedals and this is

the one thing I always do the wrong way

remember to spin them towards the back

of the bike to pull them off and when

you thread them back in they go towards

the front in order to give myself as

much room in the bag as possible I take

off the back brake and then I put these

bolts back in the adapter so that I

won't lose them once I have all that

stuff off this time take off the

handlebars so I pull off the top cap and

loosen the stem and remove that whole

assembly I take the handlebars

completely off set them aside and then I

pull the fork out and make sure I keep

all the headset parts in place

and then I take all the headset parts

and put them back on the steer tube in

the order that they go and I put the top

cap on top to make sure everything stays

in place and then that way I won't lose

anything there you go the first thing to

go into the bike bag is my fort and I

stick it inside this feedback bag that I

have that was obviously for something

else and I put it face down with the

brake up in the back the second thing

that goes in the bag is the frame put it

in diagonal put the back end in first

squeeze in the front end when you put

the frame in on a diagonal you have

extra room next to things to go in the

bag are my helmet and my shoes I usually

put my helmet back here where there's

lots of room and then the shoes go in

the front right there then I take my

packing material and my bike pad put it

right there if you travel with your bike

a lot center lock rotors are seriously

the best invention that I've ever found

rotor comes off with one bolt and then I

put that back on the wheel so I don't

lose it I pre loosen these with the

proper tool but any time you could

travel with your rotors off you're

definitely gonna save yourself a

headache because chances are they're

always going to get bent in order to

squeeze this bike in here I need to let

all the air out to run tubes and my

tires and this is my child like so

letting all the air out is never a

problem I put my back wheel in first and

since it's the first wheel in I put it

in a wheel bag that way has a little bit

of protection between the frame and the

wheel but in case anything fell out of

the rear hub or anything it's trapped

inside the wheel bag the reason I let

the air out is because it makes the

wheel small enough to fit in the bag

back wheel goes in first front wheel

goes in second

next up I have this pocket that looks

like it was made for grips and pedals so

I take the drips and pebbles and I put

them in that pocket handlebars are the

last thing to go in and I just squeeze

the stem in between some spokes lay it

on top and then just shimmy things

around until you get it all zipped up

once everything is in there nice and

tight I like to put the rotors on the

outside and I put those in a separate

bag just to keep everything clean put

that in the outside pocket put my tool

in there now that everything's packed up

it's time to head to the airport

okay thank you

there you go all checked in headed back

to Jersey know that most of you won't be

traveling with a dirt jump by court

trials bike but maybe just inspires you

to try to do something they're not

forking over 300 dollars every single

time you fly so hopefully that gives you

some ideas and I'll see you out on the

trail