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Old 10-08-12, 09:43 AM   #1
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Shippnig a frame

I need to box up a track frame. I usually go to the liquor store for boxes, but of course their boxes aren't quite the right fit. What's the best option here? I could take a bunch of liquor boxes, break them down, and try to create a frame box out of it. Or perhaps a bike shop would have a bicycle box, but I imagine those are too big and will cause my shipping fee to be much higher. But then maybe I could cut said box down.

Any better options?
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Old 10-08-12, 09:55 AM   #2
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Buy more Packing Tape..

Better to cut down a big box than cobble together A big one out of small ones ..

Perhaps the LBS got a frame set for someone, and have the perfect box

dont forget to put a block in the rear and fork to keep them spread apart.
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Old 10-08-12, 10:20 AM   #3
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Buy more Packing Tape..

Better to cut down a big box than cobble together A big one out of small ones ..

Perhaps the LBS got a frame set for someone, and have the perfect box

dont forget to put a block in the rear and fork to keep them spread apart.
Thanks. And yeah, I need to find a spacer block for the rear.
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Old 10-09-12, 07:09 AM   #4
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Like fietsbob suggests, get a box and packing materials from an LBS.
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When you finally get your frame boxed up you can save some money on shipping by using a service like bikeflights dot com. There are some other websites like this too. I have shipped several frames through this service and it was cheaper than going through Fedex on my own.
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Or perhaps a bike shop would have a bicycle box
You think?



I supposed you could also try an electronics shop and see if you can get a flatscreen TV box.
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Old 10-09-12, 10:31 AM   #7
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LBS said they'd box it up for $14 so I just gave them the frame and told them to go to town.
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http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...NG_1_Start.htm

Lots of threads in C & V on shipping too.
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I had to send a mountain bike to my son in Boston. My LBS boxed it up (free) and sent it at my expense, but at their much lower UPS rates. I've done a lot of business with them.
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