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Old 06-12-09, 07:37 PM
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Rim/Wheel Shipping Advice

Search turned up zilch on this topic. I'm getting ready to EBay some rims and wheels and I was curious to see how other folks package and ship theirs. Also, any advice on fair shipping and handling/best carrier to use would be great. Thanks all.
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Old 06-12-09, 08:32 PM
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Remove skewers and tape to the side of the box. Reinforce the box at the axle, or use some other method to keep the axles from poking out the sides.

Front wheels will just barely fit into an sub 84" box so you can use any of the shipping services at about the same cost. For rear wheels USPS is a no-go. FeEx is usually the cheapest, but not by enough for me to make the drive since I have a UPS store so close.

For boxes, I have boxes that were sent to me first, so free. Usually for shipping bike parts, if I don't have a proper box, I get a used one from the LBS.

Last front wheel I shipped was about $11-$12. Rears weigh more, so expect to pay more. Rims I'm guessing should cost maybe $10 or less.
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Old 06-13-09, 12:40 AM
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I've had success going to an LBS and asking for old wheelboxes, which come with axle plugs and all sorts o' goodies.
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