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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:56 pm 
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received my headset spacer yesterday in a box that could of packed a 1000 spacers...whats wrong with these guys, i keep getting these zeppelin size boxes for tiny things!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Yeah, ditto... :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:07 pm 
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yeah I got my cassette lockring in a box the same size as that :shock:

I'm working 10 miles down the road from CRC at the minute and was just too lazy to take a drive down there, P&P was free so I thought what the hell... :oops: :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:07 pm 
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I've just ordered a set of grips - wonder if they'll arrive in a packing crate!?
They send stuff quickly, but the size of packaging means it can't go through the letterbox if you're at work. Then you get a card and have to go to the sorting office and ....queue....grumpiest git in the world........ no system in place....wait for ages...... etc, etc....don't set me off again!!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:11 pm 
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This is their standard now afaik??

Got 4 headset spacers delivered this morning in one those in the top pic...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:24 pm 
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Got a chain and a pair of grips in a wheels box. Which of course didn't fit in the post box and meant a 20 minute wait at the depot collection point.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:42 pm 
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The exact thing happened to me this morning, Carbon spacer!!! I was gonna do the same thing and post it on here, but you beat me to it!!!

Have they not heard of tiny little padded envelopes??


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:48 pm 
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It's due to the automated machinery they use.
There's an article on BikeRadar of when they visited them that explains it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:28 am 
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So that's why my sunglasses came in a shoes box yesterday.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:38 am 
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hmm my saddle turned up in a jiffy bag :?


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