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: Aerolite 31" Spinner Suitcase. I have modified the bike to be able compress down to nearly 1/2 of its "folded shipping size" and fit in the suitcase. Adventures will follow for me and for you!
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.
Color Coded Cables and Adjustment points:
Make breakdown and reassembly of the 3 "tail end" Cables fast and functional. Rear Brake, Front and Rear Derailleurs are ready for action with mimimal setup.