I pre-paid $40 online to have Pedal Power assemble Lexa upon arrival.
My initial plan was to drop Lexa off at the bike store and have them package her up but at the last minute, I discovered they were completely booked with other shipments.
Unfortunately, we couldn't manage to get her pedals off so we had to put her in the case with the pedals on and I had to make a stop at the local bike store today before I could ship her out.
Between the bottom and middle form layers, I placed Lexa's frame with the attached seat and frame reinforcers. I tucked her handlebars on the side.
Because she is so small, I didn't have to remove her saddle.
Between the middle and top foam pieces, I put both her tires and the pedals.
The case feels surprisingly sturdy considering its weight - I expected it to be much heavier.
I dropped her off at the local AIM Mail Center and shipped her FedEx Ground.
I can't wait to see her again in a week.
Tour DaVita, here we come!