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kayneybob
05-09-2010, 16:55
hi has anyone sent a mountain bike by a courier before? not sure how much it will cost.

R.A.N.D
05-09-2010, 18:30
iv sent motorbikes via courier in the past think its called postvan.com charged me 65 which i thought was ok

Propertydev
05-09-2010, 18:56
Wrap it up well, you can't be too careful.

stressconsul
05-09-2010, 19:29
I bought one a couple of years ago from ebay and it was delivered in a special bike shaped box - ask your courier about packaging.

JoeS
05-09-2010, 19:38
Yes i have sent and received them on a few occasions.

Go to JE James or a similar bike retailer and ask them if they have a spare box for you to use, i'm sure they will give you one as they are worth nothing.

Take off the pedals, untighten and turn the handlebars so they are parallel to the bike frame and remove the wheels so it fits in the box. It might also be worth shoring everything up with tape so the bits don't scratch eachother.

Also, http://www.paisleyfreight.com/ are a great freight forwarding service, i've always had great results with them.

J.

whitehorses
05-09-2010, 20:35
I have sent a mountain bike using parcel force, just wrapped cardboard sheeting round it.

steelerman
05-09-2010, 20:37
if it`s in the uk depends what the mileage is between pick up and drop off.

cgksheff
05-09-2010, 21:02
Get a cardboard box as mentioned above.
Measure the dimensions
Check the weight
Go to one of the Parcel Broker sites such as Parcel2Go etc.
... and you should get it shipped on UK mainland for less than 30.

Vague_Boy
06-09-2010, 03:56
Just don't use CityLink. It'll end up looking like it's been wrapped round a lamp post.

Chimps. :rant: