Old 03-12-20, 05:25 AM
cudak888's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 25,852

Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1242 Post(s)
Liked 1,280 Times in 786 Posts
Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
I think if I ever have to ship a complete bike again I will simply pay a shop to pack it.
It's a pain in the butt, sure, but I've yet to see a shop do a satisfactory job. Last time I had to have a shop box a bike for me, they covered and padded the bare minimum, didn't secure things well (or intelligently - note the pedal location), and dropped the handlebars into the box loose. The right brake lever adjuster was placed directly on top of the front fender, and scratched the living daylights out of it.

There also wasn't anything to keep the front dropouts from puncturing through the box - and they almost did.

This prize packaging job cost $50 for labor + shipping costs, and they also went UPS.

I also don't mind airing who pulled this off: It was Wasatch Touring of Salt Lake City. I'd expect much better from a shop that specializes in a segment of riders who are highly likely to require packing and shipment in the first place.


cudak888 is offline