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37fleetwood

Riding a '37 Fleetwood
May 22, 2006
10,083
3,618
Lancaster, Ca.
#61
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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jd56

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 26, 2011
6,681
2,990
61
Norfolk Va / Va. Beach va.
#62
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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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?
 

petritl

I live for the CABE
Aug 15, 2012
1,078
1,146
47
Washington, IL
#63
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.

P8301427_zps7061e85f-1.jpg

P8301428_zpsc3f50434-1.jpg

Where is the bearing race? I would have thought the hardened steel race would have protected the gooseneck.
 

37fleetwood

Riding a '37 Fleetwood
May 22, 2006
10,083
3,618
Lancaster, Ca.
#64
Where is the bearing race? I would have thought the hardened steel race would have protected the gooseneck.
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.
 

Bikeman 86

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 16, 2014
25
9
Trenton, United States
#65
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?
 

Bri-In-RI

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 17, 2010
832
101
Johnston Rhode Island
#66
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?
A television box will also work very well.
 

chucksoldbikes

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 12, 2011
2,484
277
Mattoon, United States
#72
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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chucksoldbikes

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 12, 2011
2,484
277
Mattoon, United States
#73
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
 

chucksoldbikes

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 12, 2011
2,484
277
Mattoon, United States
#74
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
 

chucksoldbikes

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 12, 2011
2,484
277
Mattoon, United States
#75
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
 

jkent

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 3, 2012
3,887
1,174
43
Toney, Alabama
#76
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
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
580
717
Winter Garden, United States
#77
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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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
580
717
Winter Garden, United States
#79
anyone near medford, melrose ,malden mass , towns near Boston . i need a 20 bike boxed up and shipped , any help appreciated , branchewalter!@yahoo.com
 

rodeo1988

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 30, 2013
816
351
Murfreesboro, United States
#80
Anyone in Milwaukee Wisconsin, I need someone friendly person to ship me bicycle, please pm to give my phone number, Thanks
 

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