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Offline J. Ryan

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Frame Shipping
« on: May 29, 2009, 08:25:54 AM »
What's the best way to pack and ship a frame and fork? I've heard some people say to get a box from and LBS and others say to let UPS or FEDEX pack it. What would y'all suggest?

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Re: Frame Shipping
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 08:44:25 AM »
I suggest you pack it...  go crazy padding the frame with bubbles, foam etc.  Make sure you use those plastic pieces on the dropouts.  Oh, and insure the bike heavily.
 
BTW UPS and FedEX raised their prices considerably,  It might be cheaper if you ship it through your LBS.

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Re: Frame Shipping
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 12:01:10 PM »
if your LBS has a frame box you're in luck, if they dont, take a bike box and cut it down to avoid the extra charge. if you dont have Bubble Wrap or Foam, Newspaper works great as another option.

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Re: Frame Shipping
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 12:04:03 PM »
if your LBS has a frame box you're in luck, if they dont, take a bike box and cut it down to avoid the extra charge.

It's an XL TWO NINER  ;)

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Re: Frame Shipping
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 12:07:22 PM »
if your LBS has a frame box you're in luck, if they dont, take a bike box and cut it down to avoid the extra charge.

It's an XL TWO NINER  ;)

same difference. Tread29 my original statement still applies/

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Re: Frame Shipping
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 04:50:30 PM »
Protect the derailleur hanger as I have received two frames now with damaged hangers. Put extra cardboard pieces in areas that might bust through the box.Stuff the box so that the frame doesn't move inside.
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