Fw: transport troubles


> From: Wayne van Wijk <wvanwijk@gil.com.au> To: Steve and Cheryl Rider
> <srider@erols.com>; UNICYCLING@winternet.com Subject: Re: transport troubles
> Date: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 8:43 AM
>
> I have found the best way (without actually having a hard road case
built)
> is to leave the unicycle unwrapped so that it can be seen as a unicycle
by
> the air transport people. This way it is identifiable as something that might
> break. I wrapped a giraffe once and was shocked to see suitcases piled on top
> of it despite the fragile stickers.
>
> Also…
>
> put a fragile sticker on it
>
> if it is a giraffe you might want to (or be required to) wrap the chain
to
> avoid getting grease on other people’s stuff.
>
> deflate the tyre as airplane luggage holds are unpressurised (you don’t want
> exploding tyres mid flight).
>
> tie the wheel to the frame to stop the wheel rotating… this should
deter
> any airline staff trying to ride your uni whilst it is in their evil clutches.
>
> removing the pedals will also stop unwanted learn how to unicycle classes
> taking place by baggage staff. the unicycle will also pack flatter.
>
> put the seat down as far as it will go - less packing space
>
> unless you are sure that your destination can service you with well
stocked
> bike shops it is a good idea to bring along spare tubes and a tube replacement
> kit (I got caught out here once).
>
> Have fun
>
>
> Wayne van Wijk wvanwijk@gil.com.au
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> A real desire to believe all the good you can of others and to make others as
> comfortable as you can will solve most of the problems.
> - C.S. Lewis
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>
>
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> > From: Steve and Cheryl Rider <srider@erols.com> To: UNICYCLING@winternet.com
> > Subject: transport troubles Date: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 6:03 AM
> >
> > I’m about to go on a trip involving air travel, and I want to take my
> > unicycle. However, I’m having trouble figuring out how to get it
safely
> > on to the airplane. Does anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > Aaron Rider