Old 03-12-20, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Packing bikes for shipping has always been a struggle for me. I don't do it often enough for it to be second nature or to always have relevant boxes and packing materials handy. I ride largish frames (60+cm), so sometimes boxes I get from my LBS aren't quite tall enough.

Such was the case this weekend. I needed to ship a 61cm Motobecane Grand Jubilé. I was out of foam pipe insulation, .
so if you're getting your boxes from the bike shop why don't you get the packing material too? Those used by boxes by us are filled with the previous foam packing material, bubble wrap, wheel and fork protectors, etc. There are also goodies such as brand-new reflectors in the package which they never use (I give those away to friends), and other stuff they recently threw away. I found several sets of brand-new tires in there.

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