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    • CommentAuthorNash
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2010 edited
     
    Wondering if anyone has real life experience with S&S couplers? http://www.sandsmachine.com/index.html travel a lot and well it would be pretty awesome to open a airline acceptable 'standard' case and be ready to ride in a couple of minutes.
    • CommentAuthorheadphone
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2010 edited
     
    a friend has a coupled bicycle that has been paid off because he flies so often. installed by bilenky.

    definitely takes more than a few minutes to rebuild, unless it's a brakeless fixed gear or something. a geared bicycle would be more like 40 minutes if you're fast.

    if you get couplers installed, you might as well purchase one of the nicer S&S cases. factor in a re-paint to your budget as well. if you're having a custom made frame, it's easier to have the couplers installed right off the bat than it is to retro-fit them later on.

    surly offers the crosscheck and lht framesets with couplers installed for a little extra. ritchey also has their breakaway system. panasonic has this: http://www.yellowjersey.org/posd7.html

    I think if you travel enough that the cost of everything would pay itself off, go for it. If you only travel occasionally, you should just fedex your bicycle. or consider a folding bicycle.
    • CommentAuthorNash
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2010
     
    thanks for the input. I travel for a living and would be looking at a track frame build so it should just be a matter of putting the frame together, slap the wheels on and ride.
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    Al that I have to add is that I think they're really neat.

    If you were doing a geared bike, there are cable couplers, too.
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
     
    Posted By: Joshua A.C. NewmanIf youweredoing a geared bike, there arecable couplers, too.


    Wow, that is totally cool, that was the only thing that shied me away from the Idea of couplers.
    • CommentAuthortarckridar
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
     
    Pshhhh S&S?

    You realize they have a 100% failure rate and 110% chance of death.


    The only compactable-izing system that actual works is Skronglite's Saw & Stuff frame technology.
    Check this fresh shit out:

    http://www.skronglite.com/2010/12/holiday-must-have-skronglite-saw-and.html
    • CommentAuthorVitamins
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
     
    Posted By: tarckridarPshhhh S&S?

    You realize they have a 100% failure rate and 110% chance of death.


    The only compactable-izing system that actual works is Skronglite's Saw & Stuff frame technology.
    Check this fresh shit out:

    http://www.skronglite.com/2010/12/holiday-must-have-skronglite-saw-and.html



    Wait that's actually so legit.

    bookmarked.
  2.  
    I think the UCI's rejection of their Road 29er wheel is bullshit.
 
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