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So next month I will be traveling for the 1st time with my 2016 Raleigh Tamland 1. Shipping in a bike box. I think I read somewhere that you have to put some kind of spacers in between the disk brake pads to keep them from falling out. Is that true? I know that I will have to remove the orange seal from the tires to keep that from leaking out. If I don't break the seal on the tires all I should have to do is put the orange seal in the valve stem and just pump the tires back up right.

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I don't think the spacers are needed to keep the pads from falling out.  Your brakes should have a pin that keeps the pads from falling out.  The spacers are usually to prevent the pistons from pushing out too far if the brakes are accidentally squeezed without a wheel/rotor in place.  I think this only affects hydraulic brakes, so if you have mechanical brakes, you might not have to worry about this at all.
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I don't think the spacers are needed to keep the pads from falling out.  Your brakes should have a pin that keeps the pads from falling out.  The spacers are usually to prevent the pistons from pushing out too far if the brakes are accidentally squeezed without a wheel/rotor in place.  I think this only affects hydraulic brakes, so if you have mechanical brakes, you might not have to worry about this at all.



You are probably right on that rockthrower. I didn't remember reading that was for hydraulic brakes. Thanks for the info and peace of mind. What about the orange seal leaking out of the tires?

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Don't understand why you are deflating the tires.  That is not necessary.  As to the pads the answers given are correct.  Last, I fly with my Soma Saga very often.  This year already 5 times, twice to other continents and do not box it.  I have discovered in over 40 years of traveling with my bikes that they survive in much better condition when not put in a throwable container.  BTW no box will eliminate the brake pad question.


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I endorse the fact that you do not need to deflate your tires
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I endorse the fact that you do not need to deflate your tires


Years ago you had to deflate your road tires or they would blow as the storage area wasn't pressurized. I keep forgetting that they now are. How about does the tire sealant leak out as I have never flown with a tubeless tire? I had a really nice bike hard case that does protect the bike.

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Don't forget to take your rotors off and and store them in a double decker cardboard sandwich. Will eliminate any instances of bent rotors due to bad packing or mishandling by the airport.   
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Lydia: this is not the space for off topic commercial plugs.
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I still haven't received a reply whether or not that the sealant will leak out of my tire while flying. I guess if you aren't letting the air out of the tire it shouldn't but I still don't want a mess in my nice but worn hard case.

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Aircraft holds are pressurised, not necessarily to sea level - but to no more than 7000 feet. This means in principle there is a slight increase in the risk of a leak of sealant, but nothing to worry about. I have flown many times without problems.
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I usually deflate my tires by about 10-15psi when flying with my gravel bike. The beads won't unseat so there is nowhere for sealant to leak from.
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