Visc D18: The ultimate cycling travel mod is available now
This has been a fun and functional project for me. Below you can see The Visc D18 Bike in front of the specially reinforced Normal Checkin Size: 31" Spinner Suitcase. I have modified the bike to be able compress down to nearly 2/3 of its "folded shipping size" and fit in the suitcase. Adventures will follow for me and for you!
Suitcase packable 20" bikes are available from Nomadic Inc. by special order. Models we can update include the Visc D18 and Mariner D8. Additional bikes can also be suitcase legal sizing packed via different methods but the system below provides the best application to the most standard suitcase sizing.
There are a few tricks to the process, but one of the great ones is the fact that the bike fits with the Rear Wheel still on the chainline and attached to the rear frame section. This means it is working as a unit and much easier to setup at the other end of your travels.
Quick Release Hinge Pin:
Seen directly below. This Hinge Pin is a style which allows easy insertion and alignment of the hinge from top or bottom.
Quick Release Pedals:
Also seen below (inserted). QR pedals make for the most compact package. We like the well machined and functional MKS pedals.
Cable System stays intact w/ Rear section:
Only one "quick release" is required for the frame and one for the front brake cable, making the system very quick to both take-a-part and to build.