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 Post subject: Best way to post a bike?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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apparently parcelforce dont deal with parcels bigger than 1.5 metres long- most bike boxes are longer than this. does anyone know of a cheap/easy way of sending bikes?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:17 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I just sent one to australia with Parcel2go.com - quite simple to do, cheap and they collect from your house. I know others have used these people. I can only speak from my one experience and it was fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:26 pm 
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same here .

usually pretty good .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:24 pm 
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i just sent 1 using interparcel - went via city link - cost £28 inc. vat for next day delivery. They collect it from your house too. It would be cheaper with a normal bike though - i sent a dh bike which packaged weighed 21kg which is quite a lot!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:27 pm 
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dano1980 wrote:
apparently parcelforce dont deal with parcels bigger than 1.5 metres long- most bike boxes are longer than this. does anyone know of a cheap/easy way of sending bikes?

:)


I've posted at least 4 bike boxes by parcelforce and they've never had an issue. Is this a new rule? The most recent was sent about 3 months ago :?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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i have just double checked and my bike box is under 1.5 metres after all. so will probably use parcelforce. thanks for the help guys.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:33 pm 
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never had a problem with parcelforce either taking it to a depot or booking an online collection-posted one two weeks ago collected from house no problems
just make sure its in a std bike box well padded and spacers in the fork end to stop crushing
local bike shops and halfords seem happy to give you a box as they only chuck em away if lucky you will even find the spacers in the box
48 hour del and £200 insurance was £22 or £26 cant remember exactly


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:04 pm 
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I've cut bike boxes down before for ease of travelling by plane. In my experience they're usually way too big for a bike once a few parts have been removed and juggled around.

Just make sure you use plenty of padding, I've received a few things with scraped pieces of metal sticking of ripped holes... :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:15 pm 
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parcel force say it has to be less than 1.5m long and combined length and girth should be under 3m. i couldnt send mine via parcel force - the girth was just over 2m and 1.35m long - therefore over the 3m combined rule? dunno though - you may get away with it!
bike box sizes do vary though...


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I managed to get a complete Kona into a box 102cm X 20cm X 67cm. Fitted just nicely.


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