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Packing sequence for a Bilenky Tinker Tandem (hybrid)
This photo sequence illustrates how a mountain tandem can be packed in a S and S hard case . Each bicycle may pack differently and the method shown here may need to be modified for other bicycles. This tandem is shown with it's protective tube covers removed in the first view for easier identification of the frame pieces in this example. Be sure to adequately protect tubes and components when shipping a bicycle. Note that this method of frame separation results in three individual tubes that make up the center section of the bike. Individual tubes are easy to pack although on large tandems it sometimes makes the front triangle which includes the forks and captain's crank too large to fit into our standard case. Removal of the fork or one or more crank arms, although normally not required or recommended, can sometimes be done to overcome this problem. This is the first time a complete tandem has been packed in a hard case. They even got the fuzzy seat and rack to fit as well. This example is the exception and not the rule. In most situations it is not possible to fit the whole tandem in a hard case. Be sure to discuss your packing requirements with your builder before you order.
Look at a photo of the tandem before it is taken apart
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