Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-11-06, 05:04 PM   #1
derwagon
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 29 Palms
Bikes: Building Trek 2300 w/ Ultegra and AC420s
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bike box dimensions? anyone?

New Question,

What are the dimensions for an industry standard bike box? L X W X H

How much does a bike box weigh?

Man, trying to sell a frame and shipping it is a real bear.

Thanks again.
Russ B
derwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-06, 05:10 PM   #2
derwagon
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 29 Palms
Bikes: Building Trek 2300 w/ Ultegra and AC420s
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just realized that I could probably get a better answer if I explained my situation. I'm shipping a frame with forks via Fedex ground. Is an industry standard bike box the way to go? Or is there something smaller for just frames?
derwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-06, 07:37 PM   #3
derwagon
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 29 Palms
Bikes: Building Trek 2300 w/ Ultegra and AC420s
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anyone?
derwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-06, 07:55 PM   #4
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is a smaller box for just frames. It is much cheaper to use it than a bike box. When shipping bikes or frames you go by measurements. The weight is useless.
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-06, 10:14 PM   #5
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,427
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Here's another little tip. Once you get your box and weight, check Fed-Ex ground vs. UPS for price. Every time I've shipped a bike/frame it's been much more economical.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-06, 11:15 PM   #6
PaMTBRider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have shipped a couple of complete mountain bikes in the past month using boxes I got from the local shop. Manufacturers are very smart in sizing the boxes. A typical box will have dimension similar to 51x7x31. This will fall into the category UPS defines as oversize 2. If you change the width of the previous example to 8" instead of 7" you will now be in a oversize 3 category. In my case this changed the shipping cost from $32 to $108. It is very important to make sure you convince the person at the shipping counter that it really measures only 7" and not 8" like they first measured As far as weight is concerned I would guess the box and shipping materials will add 6-8 lbs. As previously mentioned if you are shipping just a frame there are smaller boxes available but they are harder to come by.
PaMTBRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-06, 06:50 AM   #7
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is much easier to enter the shipping information on-line and print your shipping label yourself. Then either have the carrier pick it up or just drop it off at a drop-off location.
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-06, 09:56 AM   #8
MattP.
Obeying Gravity
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bellingham, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The bike box "Redline" in my garage is 46x21x9
MattP. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:46 AM.