Wrap a piece of electrical tape around the
base of your seatpost to mark the correct height
Remove the seatpost but keep the seat attached
Create some slack in brake cables by undoing the quick
releases on the brake arms or at the levers. Slacken shifter cables by
putting the chain in the big ring/big cog combo then, without pedaling,
shift down. If possible, take cables out of the frame stops. Loosening
the cables gives you room to remove and position the handlebar.
Separate the handlebar from the bike by removing the
bolts that clamp it into the stem. Loop the
bar around the fork and secure it with some zip ties. Pack your computer head in a safe spot.
Remove the pedals - right pedal counter-clockwise,
left pedal clockwise.
Take off the front and rear wheels then remove the quick
Wrap tubes, fork, rear derailleur and crankarms with some
Zip tie the right crankarm to the chainstay
so it can't rotate.
Zip tie the chain to the chainstay so it doesn't get
Slip it all into the case. If your case has a mounting
bracket, secure it now. Use rags, clothing or cardboard to pad places where
metal and equipment might rub together.
*Very important - take extra care to
pad and protect the rear derailleur so the derailleur hanger can't get bent
in transport. If you are mechanically inclined then actually unbolt the rear
derailleur from the dropout hanger and zip tie the derailleur to the
chainstay; this is the safest method to prevent the most common transport
problem, a bent hanger.