I've been looking into possibly taking my bike with me on planes as carry on (not checking in). This is for (i) avoiding the extra cost of checking in oversized luggage and (ii) avoid breaking any parts during checkin.
So I got searching and of course I found lots of information on "foldable" bikes such as Bromptons that seem to fit over-head compartments (link):
So I got curious, can regular diamond shaped bikes also be packed in such a way?
Some more search I found ways to disassemble them and pack them inside a thin tarp (link):
This of course lead me to the natural question: will that fit inside a carry-on compartment of an airplane just as the Brompton did?
Bike wheels already being 26/28" might already be a deal breaker for this, but was curious if anybody ever tried bringing a disassembled diamond frame bike on an actual flight.
The carry-on standard limit is: 22” x 14” x 9”. My thinking was that a 28" wheel could still be packed with an angle in a 22" case, so am curious if anybody ever tried that.