Look Ma, No Hands!
- Mar 24, 2020
- San Diego, CA, USA
I'm new to this so any help would be appreciated. I need to ship a black phantom from Philly to San diego, can anyone recommend how to do this through what company?
What size box would I put that size bike in? Sorry my cousin is shipping it to me and knows as much as I do about shipping this beast.Shipbikes.com is the best safest, most advanced system for shipping bicycles in the world. We offer bicycle boxes and affordable shipping worldwide.www.shipbikes.com
You have to go to a bike shop and get a box. Then once you have a box you just measure that and plug the numbers into the website and it gives you a price. Shipping will probably be around $80.What size box would I put that size bike in? Sorry my cousin is shipping it to me and knows as much as I do about shipping this beast.
amtrakThanks for all the input, wholly cow my brain is going to explode. My cousin wrapped it in bubble wrapped taped it really well, took off handle bars, and is usually a freak to make sure things get done right. He went and picked up a large box and is looking at Uship and shipbikes.com.
LOL I hope this doesn't happen. Also red meat is bad for you if you are A- blood type or have pancreatitis.
Cousin got a box from the bike shipping company especially for Phantoms. My cousin is a freak so I know it's going to be packed right. He's like you'll be able to drop it out of C-130 when I'm done. I'll update everyone next week.amtrak
i've shipped and rec'd many bikes in SD with them
safest way imo:
call station(s) nearby to confirm they accept bikes and have a box for you, or if already boxed ask if they'll take it that way
remove pedals, saddle, handlebars, and package them in a small box or wrap in bubble
take bike to amtrak
roll bike into box, put the parts in, tape up
near zero handling, loaded onto train, unloaded, you pick up
improper packaging aside, damage occurs in handling during shippers, fedex (shipbikes) and ups have many handling points often with long drops.
I'll find out in a few days, he said he took the handle bars off and the front wheel, he totally wrapped every part in bubble wrap, honestly I'm not going to stress over it , it is what it is. Good advice going forward if I decide to do this again.It's certainly doable for a first-timer, but it's important to pad all sheet metal parts carefully, and to fully inner-box or wrap hard parts (e.g., pedals, stem, etc.) so that they do not become battering rams inside the box. The perimeter should be fully padded, that is to say - no bike parts in direct contact with the outer surface of the box. Make sure there is padding all around the edges. Make sure the front and/or rear forks are supported so that they do not get bent or collapsed in if the box ends up on its side.
The thing some people forget is that you don't just disassemble and pack, you want to take the individual assemblies that you take off the bike, and then fully wrap those or put them in their own little boxes that then go inside the main box. I've had people come to me with damaged bikes in the past, where someone just took off the pedals and dropped them into the box loose. They turn into battering rams inside the box once things start to shake about en-route. If you're lucky they sift to the bottom and stay down there. If you're unlucky they beat the hell out of everything on the way down during the ride.