Shipping Help

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by 37fleetwood, May 18, 2008.

  1. #61 Posted Aug 30, 2014

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    New rule!

    ok, new rule!
    there's a reason in the original post I didn't say remove the fork. this is the 3rd bike I've had shipped to me like this.
    so new rule, LEAVE THE FORK IN THE FRAME!!!
    always remember the people at the shipping company do not care that your bike is 60-80 years old, they just don't and they throw them around and drop them out of the truck on the ends, and all of the "FRAGILE" stickers you attach mean nothing to them at all, in fact it may even encourage them to handle it rougher.

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  2. #62 Posted Aug 30, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I'd be pissed to find that! !

    I will say that I usually remove the front fork and wrap the headtube in layers of bubblewrap. Also use pipe insulation on the frame.
    Here is a recent heavyweight I packed and sent via fedex to Cali.

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    It's all about the Tanklights!!

    How did I run out of room so fast?
     
  3. #63 Posted Aug 30, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    Where is the bearing race? I would have thought the hardened steel race would have protected the gooseneck.
     
  4. #64 Posted Aug 30, 2014

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    the bearings and races were on the fork.

    I don't think bubble wrap sufficient protection, they may work if it's only dropped once but they seem to systematically drop them on the ends every time they move them from truck to truck. eventually all of the bubbles will be popped and that one last hit will do the deed.
     
  5. #65 Posted Oct 19, 2014

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    helpful but have a question

    wow Thanks Didnt know how to ship one before but what if you Dont Have a local Bike shop How do you get a box Then? Just wondering Because I Thought about Posting Bikes i have for sale on ebay or such but never could figure out how to ship and the nearest Bike Shop is 200MI away in the city so Getting a box their is out Any Ideas?
     
  6. #66 Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    A television box will also work very well.
     
  7. #67 Posted Jan 26, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    U haul and most moving/storage places sell flat screen tv/picture boxes.
     
  8. #68 Posted Jun 21, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    My Black Phantom
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    Now off to get a bike box
     
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  9. #69 Posted Jul 8, 2015

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Excuse me but how do I post?
     
  10. #70 Posted Jul 8, 2015

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    You just did! Look through the thread categories to find the topic closest to you subject and type away. V/r Shawn
     
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  11. #71 Posted Aug 14, 2015

    On Training Wheels

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    Contact two or more freight companies and them for the quote and decide the one which is the best.
     
  12. #72 Posted Jan 29, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    i can get u all the bike boxes u need free just dont know how i.d. get them to u free
    dont know what a box costs to ship a bike in most bike shops give them to u
    wish it were posible to get to u free
    chucksoldbikes on the cab e
     
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  13. #73 Posted Jan 29, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    i can get all the bike boxes u want or need so if u or some one is comming through arcola illinois on I -57 let me know ahead of time and u can stop and get 2 or 3 and take some to your area or a whole pick truck load let me know ahead of ime so i can stock pile some chucksoldbikes on the cabe or cpcsps@yahoo.com u got a truck driver friend or insurance sales man or some one traveling that could pick them up for u
     
  14. #74 Posted Jan 30, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    AND EBAY when u buy something there if it says calcuate own there under the picture shippingu are at thesrs meyhe can carge ny thing he wants and your fuuuu
    ebay has kiked me off eb coz i told some one there on there i ws gona sue them for false advertizing if t dont sa how much leave it alone
    beem talking o my cogressman and senator about seeing if thay can close ebay down THEY ARE CROOKS AND SO IS PAY PAL
     
  15. #75 Posted Jan 30, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    i ship bicycles any where in the usa for 45.00 that is it
    i have a friend that works in shipping at a factory and i know the guy that drives the fedx truck lucky me
    chucksoldbikes
     
  16. #76 Posted Feb 7, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    There seems to be a Walmart every 20 miles, This is also an option for bicycle boxes if you can get them before they crush them.
    It seems to be hit aand miss but it's worth a try. Walmart and most bicycle shops give them away.
    JKent
     
  17. #77 Posted Feb 23, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    56x29x11,,,,,,,65 lbs ----1,500 insurance central florida to upstate new york BIKE FLIGHTS shipped thursday afternoon ,arrived today at 2:00 pm -67 dollars ,no complaints using BIKE FLIGHTS
     
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  18. #78 Posted Feb 23, 2016

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Are you REALLY Spiderman?
     
  19. #79 Posted May 1, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    anyone near medford, melrose ,malden mass , towns near Boston . i need a 20 bike boxed up and shipped , any help appreciated , branchewalter!@yahoo.com
     
  20. #80 Posted May 1, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Anyone in Milwaukee Wisconsin, I need someone friendly person to ship me bicycle, please pm to give my phone number, Thanks