My wife and I are planning a two-week tour in Viêt-Nam next year. We have extensive experience of touring in the UK and in Europe, but this will be our first time we're going to have to load the steeds into an aircraft.
Technically, I can change a tyre, adjust brakes and probably - in a push - adjust a dérailleur. I can also pop out a link from a busted chain and I even trued a wheel once. Even if it didn't last very long.
But anyway, I've seen talk of detaching the dérailleur hanger and placing it against the chainstay. The rest of the preparations, I could probably swing it, like turning the bars, the pedals. But if I start detaching the dérailleur, something tells me we'll come a cropper.
As for transport, I fancy getting a pair of these: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/b ... ags-33421/
.. and we then find someone to keep them for us, and send them onto us before we fly home (since it'll almost certainly be from a different location than the one at which we arrive).
Your thoughts and experiences would be welcome.