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 Post subject: How not to pack a bike!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Seller agreed to box it for a courier to collect! Surprised they took it in all honesty, even more surprised that it arrived!! Albeit it did sustain a little damage.

Turns out it was a bit of a dog anyway. Risk of buying from Joe Public....

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Would love to hear, or even better see, anyone elses horror stories.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Pickle had the best one years ago!!

Cant find the link :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I like the handlebars stuck out of the sides :D Just like the horns on Desperate Dan's pie LOL

Just out of curiosity which courier did you use?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Great stuff eh! The pedals were left on too which is one of the reasons the box is so wide!

Courier was Yodel via P4D. I quoted the box as being 20cm wide.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Um I think i can beat that -

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Arrived EXACTLY like that - wrapped in that sorta hessian sacking bag and rope and string tied round it. I found it in the driveway and i was lucky that the binmen were not here today - they would have lifted it. I lifted it and bits fell out!!! Irrespective of the value of the bike, should a courier leave them on the driveway? I think not!!!! And we do not have a long drive and all and sundry could have walked away with it.

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:41 pm 
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LOL I forgot to add the above happened today!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:04 am 
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Ha! Ok you win, my God that is bad. As you said I'm pretty sure the bin men would have taken that!! It is a bit of an old pooper though, what's your plans for that?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 am 
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Is that a Raleigh Pacer? I used to have one of those - my first road bike. Mine was white with red stripes and red foam grips. I loved it. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:23 pm 
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I think it is a Pacer - it might be yours - was yours rust infested when you got rid of it? This is a huge headache for a mini build!!!

I have had another look - it is a Raleigh Racer 5 speed - pics of rust here -

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It is for my 6 year old so it is small, i think that a Pacer was a larger bike but memory is hazy.

Richard


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Richard, you need one like this.....


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