Just a word of warning, if you intend taking your bike on a flight with Air India.
If you check on their web site they say they take sporting goods, for an addition small fee. Don't be mislead - they do not class bicycles as sporting goods.
Also, if checking your baggae allowance for an international flight, in economy class their web site tells you you can have 30kg free allowance on flights with the flight codes AI ****. Again they have changed a word in their web site and so even though they are showing a 30kg allowance on their website, they are only actually giving a 20kg allowance, with the additional 10kg being charges at 750 Indian Rupees per kilo.
So even if you weight out your gear and stick to the 30kg limit you end up paying nearly another full fare for the additional 10kg you have been mislead into carrying.
Cost of ticket Chennai - Kuala Lumpar - 9, 500 INR, additions 10 kg excess baggage = 7,500 INR
I know - I got stung.