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gferry

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S&S coupling retrofit?
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:19:37 PM »
I am considering the S&S couplings so I can fit my beloved Miyata 610 into the magic 62" box.  Has anyone had experience with these on a serious tour (I'm considering Buenas Aires to USA)

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Re: S&S coupling retrofit?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 10:04:45 AM »
I ride an S&S coupled Waterford Adventurecycle.  I have done about a dozen tours on it since 2004.  I've taken it apart and put it in a standard sized case and flown with it many times.

I've never ridden a non-coupled touring bike but I can't tell that there is anything unusual about the bike I tour on.

The only difference I can see is that you have to carry a separate spanner/wrench-like tool to deal with the couplers.

The main reason for the couplers is to allow you to travel with the bike easily.  While I do fly with it, it also makes taking the bike in a car very easy.

The highest recommendation I can give it is that if I every have to buy another touring bike, I will certainly spend the extra money to get the couplers installed on it.  I had mine installed when the bike was built.  I have no experience with retro-fitting.

Here are some photos of how I get the bike into the box (it always seems to take about 2 hours.

Ray
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