Shipping Help

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

  1. #101 Posted May 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Danny the Schwinn freak is from Tucson and he is the best packer in the US! Not sure how to attach him to this but look him up! He's very very good!!!

    Ps just my opinion!
     
  2. #102 Posted May 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Guess I should have read one more comment down! Lol.
     
  3. #103 Posted May 31, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I'm on pins and needles awaiting my latest bicycle to arrive to Georgia from California, should be here Friday. The bike shop who I've dealt with before felt it best not to dismantle the front end, ( wires, conduits, fore-brake, etc.). It was packed in an oversized heavy duty electric bicycle box 77" x 37" X10" at weighed in at 74 lbs. I couldn't get Bike Flights to accept a box that large, when I called the Bike Flights customer service line the rep told me to shave a few inches off the height from 37 to 35" and width to 9" when I returned to the online box dimension page and adjusted the box down it allowed the bike to proceed.
    I asked the rep if I could do as he suggested, his reply was I'm not telling you to do that but.... he also stated not to worry FedEx would not measure the box. It's currently in Oklahoma in transit and has made it through a few facilities so far.

    I'll keep you posted on it's condition when it gets to me this week.

    Mike
     
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  4. #104 Posted Jun 3, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    FYI - Here is another bike I recently received with a flaw in the packaging, thankfully there was no damage, but a few more hits and this headset topnut was coming through the box. IMG_7770.JPG
    Here is a seat tube that had the same results.... IMG_7335.JPG
     
  5. #105 Posted Jun 19, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    i ship by fastenal. best frieght rates around. shipped V8 engine block for $100, pair of old pickup running boards (76"long) for $50 this week!
     
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  6. #106 Posted Jul 8, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    When I said shaved off the box, I only went back to bike flights website and "adjusted" the height and width down, I never actually cut down the box!
    @IngoMike I'm glad there was no serious damage to your bike.
    @robert bell great tip on fastenall and cheap, thanks for that tip!

    Mike
     
  7. #107 Posted Jul 16, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Help needed. I need a bike picked up and packed from Johnston, Rhode Island. Is there anyone able to lend a hand?
    Thank you,
    Chris