Dear all: I bought Jim Bailey's Riv All Rounder a couple of years ago and he did something that even UPS couldn't break into....In addition to double boxing and all the things posted we have been told about
...he took heavy carboard from a third box and folded it and made triangular cross braces and taped about six (6) of these puppies strategically in the box. You could have driven a truck across that box and the Riv arrived without as much as a scratch. The compressive strength of these must approach something like 2x4's and don't have the bash and bang potential of the actual 2x4 bracing.
My ONLY positive experience with UPS in the past 5 years.
I figure even UPS couldn't bust through that one. By the way and not too
classic a topic..but a set of 650 wheels and 23C Vredestein Fortezza's on
the Riv AR makes that one heck of a sporty ride...rides a lot like the best
of my Grand Jubile french frames do with modern rims/wheels.
Best to all,
> >>>>I think tips to ship and protect valuable bikes has a distinct
>place on the CR.. Keep it up folks!! Dale Brown<<<<