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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Dyna-Ti had a pair of rims up for sale which I took off his hands.... they arrived today in this custom wooden box, exactly how amazing is this?! Thank you Andy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:41 pm 
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I only saw the top third of the pic on my screen and thought "yes, that's impressive!"

Then scrolled down :)

Good effort Dyna Ti!


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:45 pm 
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^ your not alone there :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 pm 
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Ooops


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:53 pm 
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I think this is a bit too much. Its just some old hardboard glued and pinned onto some 12mm mdf.

Wait till you see the other side of the hardboard :lol: One was used for painting on, the other has a big splotch of mixed concrete from making my crate stool.

Hardboard wouldnt have been the ideal choice, instead something like 3mm mdf would be lighter and just as stiff. But i didnt have any.
Cardboard you run the risk of it becoming damaged, and we've all been there. Plus sending a pair of rims its the box size thats expected to be an approx weight, so even if i had used cardboard, the price would have been much the same,maybe 2 or 3 quids difference.
1 nos mavic D521, and 1 GC used, no point in risking damage for a couple of quid, and of course the nightmare of sorting out compensation to me, to Lee etc etc, hassle hassle hassle ,stress AGGHHHHHH etc. Horrors could ensue.

Simply made box, and all is well.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 pm 
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It's even more fabulous on the inside, you star!


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:59 pm 
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A few years ago, I bought (from ebay...) a NOS mavic 230Tib. very pleased I was, until it turned up. In a black bin bag. no tape, no padding, just loose, in a black bin bag.

Unbelievably, it arrived in perfect condition, despite the bag being shredded.

I try to use corrogated plastic sheet & duct tape, lightweight, stiff, and tough.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:45 pm 
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Great idea! 8)

I've been trying to send a pair of 700c rims to one of our members who lives in abu dhabi but the postage is so expensive.
I'm trying to keep the wheels safe, so i've used an oversized box to do so, but of course this bumps up the weight and the price.

I'm going to give it a go tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 am 
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This is great, I always send whatever I sell in a way I'd hope to receive it. You pay good money for parts, the least you can do is make sure they arrive as pictured/sold.

Bubble wrap, pipe lagging, custom boxes, whatever it takes. Sometimes the the boxes I use look shabby on the outside, but on the inside, it's all protected. To quote a fellow seller "she may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts kid".

Nice work.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:30 am 
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It's a small thing, but a big pleasure/comfort seeing there are good people in the world that care. Thanks!


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