Bent dropout or-or-how many ways to I hate UPS
Ok, so, some of you might recall my posting about getting overcharged on shipping for a bike. Well, as it happens it got here, and, UPS, who's sole job in the world is to move stuff from point A to point B and not break it, bent a dropout on the fork. Now, aside from venting about this, I do have a question. I'm going to be shipping bikes back and forth a fair amount the next few years, and don't care to be making insurence claims every time just so I have a working bike. Is there an actual good way to package a bike that wont: a) cost so much I will have bought a new bike after shipping it just a couple of time. and b) makes it a little harder for them to bend/break/crush/deform/or otherwise ruin my bike in transit. my primary concerns are the dropouts, derailer hanger, and where to put the handlebars (my bro. had a bike get a nice big smashed spot in the top tube from the handlebars). Any help would be appriciated.