Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fishers Indiana
Bikes: Longbikes Slipstream
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Help in Sausalito
edit 02Mar09 - to avoid harmful misunderstanding, my original request below is not a rant on Mike's Bikes. I can see a possible misinterpretaion due to the proximity of the word "nightmare" and "Mike's Bikes" but the potential connection is not the intended one. All Mike's Bikes has done is try to help me get this bike home. They allowed the prior owner to drop off and followed my request to box up in two boxes because it came with an extra seat. I just had no idea one of the boxes would be over the UPS limit nor that they would be unable to weigh the package. The nightmare word is just coming from my stress of looking for this particular bike used for 18 months at a price I could afford, suddenly finding the right deal, but not being able to get it home at a reasonable cost my family would support. end edit.
Well, my bike dream is turning into a nightmare. I used Mike's Bikes at #1 Gate 6 Road to box up my new to me bike (used bike purchase over internets, I live in Indiana). No fault to Mike's but its now over the UPS inches limit and I need another way to ship, plus they can't tell me how much the package weighs.
If you live nearby, could you stop in with your bathroom scale and tell me a weight on my big box? It should only weigh about 35-40 pounds, but I need an accurate weight to find a shipping company. Don't laugh, but my box is 88 x 32 x 9 which equals 170 UPS inches (88 + two times (32+9)) versus the maximum of 165 UPS inches.
What a mess ! Please post or PM if you could help me with this.
Last edited by Wilbur Bud; 03-02-09 at 11:32 AM.
Reason: clarify intent and avoid possible harmful misunderstanding