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Old 03-31-19, 06:05 AM
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I recently shipped two frames from western Kentucky to Chicago to my paint guy using bikeflights. Both were handled by fedex, both arrived on time and undamaged. In the past year I've had 3 complete bikes shipped to me using bikeflights, all 3 arrived undamaged. Inbetween those 3 complete bikes, I had a frame shipped to me by bikeflights. It arrived undamaged as well. Maybe I've just been lucky and the next shipment will be disastrous, but I think the odds are against it. Reality is frequently different from what I think, so there's that.

I will be curious to see what happens to shipping prices.

To be fair, I decided to drive 8 hours one way to pick up the frames after they were painted. Seeing a damaged box containing a freshly painted frame would have been nauseating. And, I needed to pay him for the work too. Yep, that's it.

UPDATE: Found this article.
Dale, NL4T

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